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Mary was born in Hickman County, Tennessee back in 1832. I could not find any record of her father or mothers name so on we go. Anyway she worked in the home of Judge Edmund Dunne. She moved to the Montana Territory where Mother Amadeus lived close to Cascade, Montana. Mother Amadeus helped Mary open a restaurant, she would serve food to anyone, whether they could pay or not. The restaurant went broke in about ten months.
She worked hauling freight, doing laundry, growing vegetable, tending chickens and ever repairing buildings. The Native Americans called her “White Crow”. One school girl wrote an essay saying, “she drinks whiskey, and she swears, and she is a republican, which makes her a low, foul creature.” May as well tell you now I’m writing about Mary Fields, AKA Stagecoach Mary or Black Mary. Why because she was a black woman. Now can you tell me what she will forever go down in the history books for? Well in 1895 at approximately 60 years old she was hired as a mail carrier because she was the fastest applicant to hitch a team of six horses. She was the first black female mail carrier in U.S. history and the second woman to work the United States Postal Service. She stood 6 feet tall, weighed about 200 pounds, liked to smoke cigars, she walked around with a pistol strapped under her apron and a jug of whiskey by her side. I think her and I would get along just fine.