Martha Jane Cannary - (Calamity Jane)

Martha Canary, 1852-1903,
"Calamity Jane"
full-length portrait, seated with rifle as General Crook's scout

Calamity Jane was often around Fort Laramie. For a time she worked at Three Mile Ranch (a house of ill repute) near Fort Laramie Military Reservation.  She often dressed as a man to work with the army. This way she joined Professor Jenny's Expedition in 1875 disguising herself as one of the cavalry troopers escorting the expedition.

Text Credit: National Park Service


Diane said...

I know what it's like, living in a man's world as a woman. Way to go, Jane!

Clay Virgil Kane said...

She was amazing. Loving your ranch stories!

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