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Calamity Jane
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Cowgirl
    (May 1, 1852-August 2, 1903)
    Birth name was Martha Jane Canary
    Muleskinner/Scout/Dance Hall Girl/Cook/Frontier Cowgirl
    Performed as part of Buffalo Bill Cody's Wild West Show (1895-1901)
    She dressed in men's clothes.
    She drank a lot.
    She smoked and chewed tobacco.
    She swore a lot.
    She was hopelessly in love with Wild Bill Hickok, but the romance was completely one-sided.
    Nobody knows exactly how she came by the nickname 'Calamity Jane.'
    She was thrown out of many towns for shooting up saloons.
    She occasionally prostituted herself.
    She was fired from Buffalo Bill's Wild West Show for repeated drunkenness.
    She insisted on being buried next to Hickok.
    Her mother died soon after she was born and she was orphaned at age 15.
    Some historians believe she saved a soldier named Captain Egan from Native Americans after his own troops fled. She then stated from his hospital bed, 'If it weren't for you the fight would have been a calamity.' Others say it was because if any man crossed her, it would be a calamity for them.
    She was at one time a scout for General George Armstrong Custer, but moved on before his 'last stand.'
    When she wasn't drunk she was an excellent horsewoman and markswoman.
    She saved a stagecoach she was traveling on from being overrun by Native Americans, taking over the reigns of the team of horses after the driver was shot by an arrow (1876).
    She was a local legend in the Deadwood, South Dakota region as the Sioux tribe never bothered her, respecting both her shooting skills and her eccentricities.
    She helped to nurse victims of a smallpox epidemic in Deadwood (1876).
    She is one of the few women remembered in male dominated tales of the Old West.

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