The Trials of Annie Oakley

The Life and Times of America’s First Sweetheart

Long before the screen placed the face of Mary Pickford before the eyes of millions of Americans, this girl, born August 13, 1800 and who was christened Phoebe Anne Oakley Moses and was destined to make the shortened form her name, “Annie Oakley,” known throughout the world, had won the right to the title of the first “America’s Sweetheart.” The life story of Annie Oakley is a combination Cinderella fairy story and frontier melodrama.