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Sat Sep 19, 2020, 10:44 PM

Meet Stagecoach Mary, the Daring Black Pioneer Who Protected Wild West Stagecoaches

https://www.history.com/news/meet-stagecoach-mary-the-daring-black-pioneer-who-protected-wild-west-stagecoaches

Would-be mail thieves didn’t stand a chance against Stagecoach Mary. The hard-drinking, quick-shooting mail carrier sported two guns and men’s clothing.

Bandits beware: In 1890s Montana, would-be mail thieves didn’t stand a chance against Stagecoach Mary. The hard-drinking, quick-shooting mail carrier sported two guns, men’s clothing and a bad attitude. As the first African American woman to carry mail, she stood out on the trail—and became a Wild West legend. Rumor had it that she’d fended off an angry pack of wolves with her rifle, had “the temperament of a grizzly bear,” and was not above a gunfight. But how much of Stagecoach Mary’s story is myth?

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madaboutharry Sep 19 #1

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Sat Sep 19, 2020, 10:49 PM

1. A very interesting story!

I like the photograph of her. She looks like a lady who didn’t take any shit. 🙂

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