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Lillian Smith (Shooter)
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    (August 4, 1871-February 3, 1930)
    Born in Coleville, California
    Trick shooter and trick rider
    Performed in Buffalo Bill’s Wild West Show (1886-89) and the Miller Brothers 101 Ranch Wild West Show (1907-20)
    She declared ‘Annie Oakley is done for’ after joining Buffalo Bill’s show, but she was never as big a draw and eventually faded into obscurity.
    She was married and divorced five times.
    In her later years, she claimed to be a Sioux and performed as ‘Princess Wenona.’
    At 14, she shot 100 glass globes thrown in the air in 2 minutes, 35 seconds, beating the world record (held by an adult man) by a second.
    She could shoot out the ace in a playing card – while holding the rifle on her shoulder backwards and looking at the target in a mirror.
    Buffalo Bill Cody offered a purse of $10,000 to anyone who could outshoot her; no one ever claimed it.

Credit: C. Fishel

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