Date: May 10, 2006 at 13:07:26 From:Jim Reising, [cache-dtc-aa06.proxy.aol.com] Subject: Annie Oakley
Did anyone watch the PBS show which aired Monday about Annie Oakley? On that show they said in 1885 Buffalo Bill Cody was not interested in having Annie Oakley join his show because he already had a sharpshooter act, a Col. Bogardes. When moving from one town to another on a steamboat on the Mississippi the boat sank and Col. Bogardes lost all his equipment and quit the show. Cody then hired Oakley. I never heard that story before....anyone know the name of the boat or where the sinking occured?