New Book About Annie Oakley
Marilyn Robbins describes how Annie Oakley fought to clear her name after a false article was printed in a 1903 newspaper and reprinted by many newspapers throughout the country. Annie wrote, "Then one morning I saw that terrible piece in the paper. It nearly killed me." Annie Oakley Butler sued 55 newspapers for slander. It was an expensive and laborious effort. She was vindicated, but court transcripts show just how difficult a process it was.
Personal Pages from Annie Oakley and Frank Butler by Marilyn Robbins, can be purchased from the Garst Museum Store by visiting the museum at
205 North Broadway
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Images courtesy of the Darke County Historial Society