Title: The Wild West at Cardiff

Periodical: Western Mail

Date: September 23, 1891

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THE WILD WEST AT CARDIFF


TUESDAY'S PERFORMANCE.


There was another great crowd at Tuesday afternoon's performance, fully 12,000 to 13,000 persons being present. The programme was fulfilled with surprising freshness, and without the slightest hitch or accident. The evening exhibition was attended by an audience whose size was only limited by the seating capacity of the structure. The programme gone through was much the same as that witnessed in the afternoon. The feats of horsemanship were simply marvellous, whilst the rifle and revolver shooting elicited much admiration and applause. In this connection Claude Lorraine Daly (whose sister, by the way, visits Cardiff next week with Wilson Barrett's company) deserves special mention. The rapidity and accuracy with which he hit the balls thrown in the air were as striking as they were exceptional. Annie Oakley and Colonel Cody were also remarkably dexterous in handling the rifle. The performance throughout went without a hitch of any kind, the exhibition of life as seen in the Wild West being as acceptable as it is novel.

Title: The Wild West at Cardiff

Periodical: Western Mail

Source: McCracken Research Library, Buffalo Bill Center of the West , MS6.3772.025.02 (Crager Scrapbook)

Date: September 23, 1891

Topic: European Tours

Keywords: Audiences Firearms Horsemanship Revolvers Rifles Shooters of firearms Shooting Targets (Shooting)

People: Barrett, Wilson, 1848-1904 Oakley, Annie, 1860-1926

Place: Cardiff (Wales)

Sponsor: This project is supported in part by a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities and the Geraldine W. & Robert J. Dellenback Foundation.

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