First Woman Member of the Minneapolis Gun Club
Nettie Shattuck aims at geese on Lake of the Isles. The photo, which accompanied a Minneapolis Tribune article about Shattuck on May 7, 1899, appears to be posed at the north bay of the Lake.
An accomplished markswoman, Shattuck was the first honorary woman member of the Minneapolis Gun Club. She won prize money in several trap-shooting tournaments including the 1899 Grand American Handicap Tournament in Elkwood, NJ. Her winnings of $36 were small compared to the enormous gain in her reputation.
Growing up, Nettie Shattuck (then Nettie Macomber) went to shooting galleries with her father. She didn’t begin shooting in the field until the early 1890s, after she married William P. Shattuck, a Minneapolis inventor. The Shattucks lived at 2125 Girard Ave South.
“An American Markswoman of Note,” Minneapolis Tribune, May 7, 1899
“Won New Glory: Mrs. W.P. Shattuck Took Second Prize at Canton,” Minneapolis Tribune, June 25, 1899.
Minneapolis City Directories: 1902 and 1906