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North Star in Darke County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Annie Oakley

America's “Little Sure Shot”

 
 
Annie Oakley Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael Baker, March 25, 2015
1. Annie Oakley Marker
Inscription. Annie Oakley America's "Little Sure Shot" was born in northeastern Darke County, Ohio, and spent her childhood days in the house on this site. At that time the dense virgin forest surrounded her home and Annie shot and trapped wild game to help pay the debt on the property. By persistent priactice she became an expert shot and spent several years with Buffalo Bill's Wild West Show travelling extensively in America and Europe in whcih latter country she exhibited before crowned heads and she received a very enthusiastic reception. Eventually she became recognized as the champion lady rifle shot of the world and set a record for fancy and rapid shooting that may never be excelled by any woman. This tablet is placed by admiring friends. A.D. 1936
 
Erected 1936.
 
Location. 40° 18.774′ N, 84° 34.265′ W. Marker is in North Star, Ohio, in Darke County. Marker is on Ohio Route 127 near Cohee when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: North Star OH 45350, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. North Star (approx. 0.6 miles away); a different marker also named Annie Oakley (approx. 3.7 miles away);
Annie Oakley Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael Baker, March 25, 2015
2. Annie Oakley Marker
Brock Cemetery Unknown Soldiers Memorial (approx. 3.7 miles away); Darke County Chapter No. 57 D.A.V. Veterans Memorial (approx. 3.7 miles away); New Weston Veterans Memorial (approx. 4.2 miles away); The Cranberry Prairie (approx. 5.5 miles away); St. Francis Catholic Church (approx. 5.6 miles away); The Cranberry School Bell (approx. 5.6 miles away).
 
More about this marker. This marker was easy to miss in the past, but now has received landscaping and signage and is easy to spot.
 
Additional comments.
1.
The black and white photo is nice as it shows the marker in relation to the house now gone. There is still a barn and an outbuilding on the site.
    — Submitted March 28, 2015, by Michael Baker of Lima, Ohio.

2.
There are several other Annie Oakley markers in the region, including the relatively new one at her grave site, but this appears to be one of the oldest.
    — Submitted March 28,
Annie Oakley Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael Baker
3. Annie Oakley Marker
2015, by Michael Baker of Lima, Ohio.

 
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on March 28, 2015, by Michael Baker of Lima, Ohio. This page has been viewed 279 times since then and 18 times this year. Last updated on April 6, 2015, by Michael Baker of Lima, Ohio. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on March 28, 2015, by Michael Baker of Lima, Ohio. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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