Between 1916 and 1926, the Pinehurst community experienced a boom period. Not all booms were economic. Some came from the end of Annie Oakley's gun when she gave marksmanship demonstrations. Oakley also taught women the art of shooting. Her demonstrations often included shooting holes in pennies that were thrown into the air, shooting off the ashes from her husband's cigarettes, and shooting six glass balls thrown into the air before any could hit the ground. Oakley usually completed her performance while never looking directly at the targets.