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Posted: Friday, June 21, 2013 6:00 am

On April 2, 1908, world-renowned sharpshooter Annie Oakley walked onto a field near the old horse show grounds in Charlottesville.

The 46-year-old woman from Ohio blew kisses, waved and bowed as hundreds of spectators greeted her with thunderous cheers and applause. When things settled down a bit, she picked up a gold-plated .22-caliber rifle from a table and proceeded to put on the greatest exhibition of marksmanship likely ever witnessed by the onlookers.

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