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February 13th, 2016

Posted In: Deadwood Characters


DEADWOOD | Romantics would have us believe that Calamity Martha Jane Canary, who rode into Deadwood in the summer of 1876 with Wild Bill Hickok and Colorado Charlie Utter, was a fragrant, mild-mannered frontier scout and sharpshooter welcomed into the fledgling, woman-starved mining camp.

Actress Doris Day, renowned for her portrayal of virtuous women, even portrayed her as such in the 1953 comedic-musical-romance movie, “Calamity Jane,” a real buckskin-clad woman forced to rescue her love interest from Native Americans.

 » Read more: Calamity Jane was a complex western character…