The Annie Oakley show was a Western TV series revolving around the famous Ohio frontierswoman known for her incredible sharp-shooting skills. Born in the mid-1800s to a farming family, the real Phoebe Ann Moses--known later as Annie Oakley--first began hunting game at age nine to provide food for her family. By sixteen, Annie was a dead shot, and she became so well known for her shooting skills that Prince Wilhelm of Germany once invited her to shoot a lit cigarette from his lips!
Like the historical Annie Oakley, the "Little Miss Sure Shot" of the TV series (Gail Davis) helped raise the bar for women--the show was a first to feature a female lead in the Western genre. On the series, Annie, with her six-shot, her younger brother Tagg Oakley (Jimmy Hawkins), and Deputy Sheriff Craig (Brad Johnson), maintained law and order in the frontier town of Diablo, protecting it from mischief-making outlaws and vagabond bandits.