By William R Green Sanford
What used to be Calamity Jane's actual identify? used to be she a horse thief and a preacher's daughter? Did she truly serve lower than normal George Custer? the reality and delusion are tough to split within the wild lifetime of Calamity Jane. An self reliant spirit, she by no means stayed in a single position for lengthy. She labored as a gold prospector, bullwhacker, nurse, and had many different jobs. Calamity Jane refused to comply to the common roles of nineteenth-century ladies. Authors William R. Sanford and Carl R. eco-friendly display the real tale of this mythical American determine.
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The vaccine was a lifesaver, but it was little used in the Wild West. Indeed, medicines of any kind were in short supply. Smallpox was only one of the diseases that raged through the mining towns. Hundreds fell ill in Deadwood, and many died. Calamity watched as eight smallpox victims were carried to a cabin above Spruce Gulch. Fearful of catching the disease, the other miners shunned the cabin. When the doctor paid a visit, he found Calamity there. Her pockmarked face proved that she had survived her own battle with smallpox.
After the free drinks ran out, Calamity went to work. She wrote later that she carried the mail between the towns of Deadwood and Custer. Some experts doubt her story, but no one doubts her skill as a rider. The hundred-mile round trip, she said, took her through outlaw country. No one tried to stop her. ” They also knew that she could handle a pistol. Image Credit: National Archives and Records Administration Gold miners work their claims in Deadwood, South Dakota. After John Pearson struck pay dirt in Deadwood, thousands of miners flocked to the Black Hills, including Calamity Jane.
She posed on horseback for this photo in 1901. Women and girls wore long dresses and sunbonnets. They rode in the wagons or walked beside the oxen. Martha would have none of that. She spent her days in the saddle. “I was at all times with the men when there was excitement and adventures to be had,” she wrote. She also bragged that the hunters thought she was a good shot and a fearless rider. The women could only mutter and shake their heads. They were outraged at the sight of a girl who dressed and rode like a boy.