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Young Martha Jane Cannary began life as a camp follower and street urchin. Parentless by the age of twelve, she morphed into the mother of two who just as often took employment as a waitress, laundress, or dance hall girl as she did an Indian scout or bullwhacker. Just as likely to wear a dress as she was buckskins, she was impossible to ignore no matter what she wore, par ...more
Paperback, 224 pages
Published February 1st 2018 by Two Dot Books
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I must admit my interest in Calamity Jane stems from the Doris Day highly-Hollywood-ized movie which I saw when I was young & from the fact that someone I know named their daughter Calamity Jane (seriously). It was enlightening to discover the real woman behind the name & learn about the hard life she led in a time when women were not supposed to be equal to men (sadly, still true in many areas today). I enjoy reading about real history & this was an interesting book.