Courtesy, Nutley Historical Society Collection, Nutley, NJ
Annie Oakley was born Phoebe Ann Moses in Ohio. She began her career
with a vaudeville shooting act in the late 1870s and became famous when she joined Buffalo
Bill's Wild West Show in 1885. During the 1890s, at the height of her fame, Oakley and her
husband wintered in Nutley. In 1894, she and others from the Wild West Show met in West
Orange where Thomas A. Edison made a kinescope of their performance.