Quotes by Calamity Jane

Calamity Jane

American frontierswoman

Alive from: 1852-1903

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    As many of the riders before me had been held up and robbed of their packages, mail and money that they carried, for that was the only means of getting mail and money between these points.
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    By the time we reached Virginia City I was considered a remarkable good shot and a fearless rider for a girl of my age.
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    It was considered the most dangerous route in the Hills, but as my reputation as a rider and quick shot was well known, I was molested very little, for the toll gatherers looked on me as being a good fellow, and they knew that I never missed my mark.
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    Left the ranch in 1883, went to California, going through the States and territories, reached Ogden the latter part of 1883, and San Francisco in 1884.
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    On October 28th, 1887, I became the mother of a girl baby, the very image of its father, at least that is what he said, but who has the temper of its mother.
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    We were ordered out to quell an uprising of the Indians, and were out for several days, had numerous skirmishes during which six of the soldiers were killed and several severely wounded.
    Source: The Life and Adventures of Calamity Jane: A Short Memoir (2013 edition), HarperCollins
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    When I joined Custer I donned the uniform of a soldier. It was a bit awkward at first but I soon got to be perfectly at home in men's clothes.
    Source: The Life and Adventures of Calamity Jane, Hayes Barton Press
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    While in El Paso, I met Mr. Clinton Burk, a native of Texas, who I married in August 1885.
    Source: The Life and Adventures of Calamity Jane: A Short Memoir (2013 edition), HarperCollins
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