America's Best Female Sharpshooter

University of Oklahoma Press (April 27, 2017)

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  • Autry Museum

    I will be speaking at the Autry Museum on July 30th with a book signing to follow.
    Lillian Frances Smith was Annie Oakley’s chief rival, a professional sharpshooter with top billing in Buffalo Bill Cody’s Wild West before she reached her […]

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  • The Colonial Public Lottery

    Lotteries were nothing new to Britain’s North American colonies in the mid-1700s, but the Sandy Hook lighthouse fundraiserwas significant for two reasons. The enormity of it—three drawings over roughly three years—required newspapers, colonial managers and royal administrators to work more closely together […]

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  • The Union’s Music Man

    Minstrel and impresario Thomas Brigham Bishop entertained troops and residents in the strategic hub of Chattanooga, Tennessee in the fall of 1863. It was here that he was inspired to write, “Shew Fly, Don’t Bodder Me,” allegedly because of something […]

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