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Calamity Jane

Calamity Jane (Martha Jane Canary Burk; 1852–1903), frontier-town prostitute and campfollower who roamed the West in male garb. Famous in Deadwood, S.D., during the 1870s gold boom, she claimed she had been an army scout, a pony express rider, Custer's aide, and Wild Bill Hickok's mistress.

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