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Date Posted:12/24/2018 8:13 PMCopy HTML

Merry Christmas and Happy  New Year, everyone!

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Re:Seasons greetings!

Date Posted:12/25/2018 10:13 AMCopy HTML

Merry Christmas to one and all!

A Christmas card with a difference.

Here's the famous American sharpshooter and trick-shot specialist Annie Oakley.

What's she got to do with Glasgow, you ask, well, quite a lot actually.

Annie visited Glasgow twice, touring with Buffalo Bill's Wild West Show.

On her first visit, in 1891, she had a special tartan outfit made, and, as the show was in town over Christmas, she had herself photographed wearing it, at the Watson & Wilson Studios, in Jamaica Street.

So chuffed was she with the picture, that she had it turned into her own Christmas card, sending copies to her thousands of fans around the world - so creating what is acknowledged to be the world's first photographic Christmas card.

And, if that isn't worth a 'yee-ha!' and a few gunshots into the air, I don't what is.....


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Annie Oakley was born on 13 August 1860 in  Darke County, Ohio. The fifth daughter of Jacob and Susan Moses, the Quaker family had migrated to Ohio after the family tavern in Hollidaysburg, Pennsylvania burned. Jacob Moses died of pneumonia in 1866. For the next several years, Annie helped her family by trapping and performing chores on the family farm. 

At the age of eight or nine, she went to live with the Superintendent's family at the county poor farm. At one point during her stay at the poor farm, she was "lent out" to a local farm family as a servant. According to her autobiography, this family abused her mentally and physically. After two years, she ran back to the poor farm and remained there until she was thirteen or fourteen. While there, she learned to sew and received an education.
Above quote excerpted from an article which was cited by Dorchester County Public Library athttp://www.dorchesterlibrary.org/library/aoakley.html. The article was written by Stephen G. Del Sordo, whom I have not been able to reach for consent to quote. (Anybody know how to reach him?)

Because States stopped requiring poor houses and farms, communities and counties stopped providing them, so we have an ever increasing homeless population with ever diminishing skills in a country with a need for skills and immigration looking like a solution.

What would Annie think?

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