Wednesday, November 29, 2023


A visit to Annie Oakley’s grave

Old West sharpshooter Annie Oakley was born just north of Greenville, Ohio, and lived her final days there. She’s buried alongside her husband Frank Butler in Brock cemetery, a short drive north of town just off U.S. route 127. editor Chuck Woodbury visited there and recorded this video, revealing his special “connection” with Annie. Besides her fame as a sharpshooter, Annie Oakley is considered the first American female superstar.

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If you visit the grave, be sure to stop at the wonderful Garst Museum in Greenville, where several rooms document the life of Annie (another exhibit pays tribute to Greenville’s other famous resident, radio broadcaster Lowell Thomas). You’ll see some of Annie’s outfits, dishes from her home, plenty of photos, and, yes, her pistols and rifles.

Later in her life, Annie Oakley melted down all her medals and trophies and donated the money to children’s homes in the Cincinnati area.

Adult admission to the Garst Museum is $10. It’s open all year except in January.  205 North Broadway Greenville, Ohio 45331,  937-548-5250

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Russ and Tiña De Maris
Russ and Tiña De Maris
Russ and Tiña went from childhood tent camping to RVing in the 1980s when the ground got too hard. They've been tutored in the ways of RVing (and RV repair) by a series of rigs, from truck campers, to a fifth-wheel, and several travel trailers. In addition to writing scores of articles on RVing topics, they've also taught college classes for folks new to RVing. They authored the book, RV Boondocking Basics.



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Robin L Linhart (@guest_96567)
3 years ago

I remember my Grandmother telling me my paternal Great Grandmother was a Cody. I think she told me she was a sister to Wild Bill. We’ve been unable to document it but I know for sure her name was indeed Cody.

Hank (@guest_95063)
3 years ago

BTW, Chuck we work off of our phone and iPad. We see the polls, but they don’t load for us to take anymore! We can see the comment area, but not the poll itself!

Hank (@guest_95062)
3 years ago

We went there many years ago! We really enjoyed the Museum! This kinda off the path for lots of people and they miss so much. We may have seen thin in Our AAA book, not sure! Gosh, Chuck, we seem to like a lot of the same things. This kinda worries me! 👍👍🤠

Hank (@guest_95064)
3 years ago
Reply to  Hank

Also great video! Who was that producer again? Did you happen to stop at Astronaut Armstrong’s museum in Wapokaneta? It is very good too!

Bob Wallace (@guest_95039)
3 years ago

Did you happen to stop and get a sack of Maid-Rites while in Greenville? 🙂 Grew up just across the Indiana – Ohio border about 15 miles from Greenville. I’ll always remember, soon after the “Annie Get Your Gun” musical was performed at the high school, my mom and I visited her grave and then had a picnic at a nearby Roadside rest area. We still carry the hibachi grill (from at least 50 years ago) we used that day in our Class A.

Michael Fisher (@guest_21686)
5 years ago

Hi Chuck,
I just finished your video on Annie Oakley and all of a sudden the past came to me.A coworker who worked with me at Boston Logan Airport for the Federal Government who told me back in 1975 that his mom was one of the Native Americans who worked for Buffalo Bill’s Wild West Show.His mmomwas 103 years old and was part of The Peekomuse Tribe in the area of New England / CanDa.Isn’t that something ..I wonder if they ever met.Nice clip to watch….thanks for sharing. All the best!<fish<

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