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Annie Oakley? Dan Blaine DBLIVIT blaine@eucom.mil Reading the Millenium edition of the Advance, I came across the article about Buffalo Bill's Wild West show at Mariner's Harbor in the 1880's. Annie Oakley was the star attraction of the show.

My question: As a kid I heard my father and others of his generation use the expression "Annie Oakley" to mean a free admission pass...to the movies, the pool, the golf course, etc. Could this SI (north shore) expression be a throwback from the days of the Wild West show on SI? Does anyone know if Annie gave out a lot of free passes? Has anyone else heard this expression used?



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