Don't miss Annie Oakley Jamboree


October 12, 1995|By Dorothy Fleetwood

Annie Oakley, the gal who became legend because of her sharpshooting skills, will be honored in Cambridge Friday, Saturday and Sunday at the first Annie Oakley Riverside Jamboree. The home that she built there in 1913 will be open for tours, and visitors will hear tales of her days with "Buffalo Bill's Wild West Show" when Sitting Bull dubbed her "Little Sure Shot."

On Saturday, the festival will feature an American Indian Pow-Wow of the Nause Waiwash tribe at Sailwinds Park with Native American crafts, drums and dance, food and festivities along with a ceremony to honor Annie's relatives. There will also be a Civil War encampment, balloon rides, folk music, retriever demonstrations, a golf tournament and bicycle tours of the Jamboree.

Of course there'll be some shooting too. Sharpshooter Tom Knapp will demonstrate his skill at Great Marsh Park on Saturday at 10 a.m. and Sunday at noon and 3 p.m. There will also be a play about Annie at Great Marsh Park both days. And visitors should not miss the tea and fashion show of period costumes on Sunday at the Dorchester County Public Library. Call (410) 228-1000 or (800) 522-TOUR.

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