Annie Oakley, the American legend, international star and sure-shot, came through Greenville on Sept. 17, 1913, nearly one month before she retired. Between 1911 and 1913, Annie Oakley appeared in Vernon C. Seavers’ “Young Buffalo Wild West Show.” This Young Buffalo Wild West Show and Col. Cummins “Far East Show” appeared together in Greenville and put on a spectacle never before seen in Greenville. These united shows came to Greenville in 40 train cars and set up a huge hippodrome tent with a seating capacity of 10,000 people. A street parade, over a mile in length, left the show grounds near the depot and wound its way through downtown Greenville. Made up of hundreds of cowboys, cowgirls, scouts plainsmen, vaqueros and the Far East contingent made up of Russian Cossacks, Cingalese, Arabs, Moaria, Hindus, Japanese and other Orientals in their marvelous costumes wowed the crowds.