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Annie Oakley
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.

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