July 11, 2021
Having fun with some of the contentious women of the Wild West. Here's one I would have liked to have shared a shot with.
Be Quite Wary of Stagecoach Mary
She was a hard-drinking, quick-shooting former slave who'd had enough of anyone messing with her. She was so fierce, the federal government trusted her to carry the mail—only the second woman in history—and bandits quickly learned to stay away. Her stagecoach was never robbed, but she once had to fight off a pack of wolves. Montana will never forget her.
(Mary Fields, aka Stagecoach Mary)
"Las Vegas will BOOM SOON. THE SOONER THE BETTER."
—Helen Steward in a letter, October 14, 1924