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National Parks Store: Film | Annie Oakley


Will Rogers described Annie Oakley as “the greatest woman rifle shot the world has ever produced." This insightful production examines the life of an American icon.

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In 1926, just a few months before her death, Will Rogers described Annie Oakley as “the greatest woman rifle shot the world has ever produced.” As the star attraction of Buffalo Bill’s Wild West Show, she thrilled audiences around the world with her daring shooting feats, and her act helped fuel turn-of-the-century nostalgia for the vanished, mythical world of the American West.

Over time she became an American legend—the loud, brassy, cocksure shooter celebrated in the musical “Annie Get Your Gun.” But that legend had little to do with the real Annie Oakley. Although famous as a Western sharpshooter, Oakley lived her entire life east of the Mississippi. A champion in a man’s sport, she forever changed ideas about the abilities of women, yet she opposed female suffrage. Her fame and fortune came from her skill with guns, yet she was a Quaker.

This insightful American Experience production examines the dramatic life of a uniquely American icon whose complex character manifested many of the paradoxes of the nation.

Show times at 12 PM & 2 PM.



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Event Tags: American West, annie oakley, culture, film, history, sharpshooter, the West

Date:
Saturday, September 24
Time:
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Place:
The National Parks Store
12880 N. Vistoso Village Dr.
Tucson, AZ 85755 United States
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Contact:
520-622-6014
Cost:
Free
To reserve seats, please call 520-622-6014 during business hours, beginning one week prior to the event.

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