Stagecoach

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Managing Real Estate Broker with Fathom Realty PB00068179

Thanks for stopping by and taking time out of your day to read my post. My intent is to put a smile on your face. Hopefully you’ll go away with some information you may have forgotten about or did not know. Now sit back and enjoy the post for the day.

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.  

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Rainmaker
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Lise Howe
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you always make us smarter - I don't know where you find all your interesting facts! 

Jun 22, 2016 09:36 PM #1
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Sheila Anderson
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Good morning James. What a story. I never heard of her but so very interesting.

Jun 22, 2016 09:52 PM #2
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Raymond E. Camp
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Good morning James,

Aha remember reading about here many moons ago! Just think as a republican she would still be in the same boat!

Make yourself an astonishing day.

Jun 22, 2016 10:15 PM #3
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Wayne Martin
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Good morning James. Mary certainly did it her way and few argued. Blanked again! Enjoy your day!

Jun 22, 2016 10:31 PM #4
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Sally K. & David L. Hanson
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Sounds like one strong lady !

Jun 22, 2016 11:27 PM #5
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Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS
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I again have been schooled by you this morning James Dray 

Jun 23, 2016 12:05 AM #6
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Ron and Alexandra Seigel
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James,

What a great marketing story for the post office.  This is a perfect story for the post office to promote, and they should have a stamp to honor her.  A

Jun 23, 2016 01:25 AM #7
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Nina Hollander
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I had no idea, James... but I loved this story and I think I love Black Mary!

Jun 23, 2016 01:29 AM #8
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James- she could have been from Texas! 

Jun 23, 2016 09:58 AM #9
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Debbie Laity
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Mary sounds like a very interesting character and someone I would have liked to meet. 

Jun 23, 2016 10:59 AM #10
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Lou Ludwig
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James

Stagecoach Mary lead a very interesting life.

Good luck and success.

Lou Ludwig

Jun 23, 2016 12:36 PM #11
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Joe Petrowsky
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Good morning James. That is quite the story and from the sounds of it, I can't imagine anyone ever gave her a hard time about anything.

Jun 23, 2016 06:14 PM #12
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Hi James.  She was quite some woman, especially for those days.

Jun 23, 2016 08:10 PM #13
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