- Name: Calamity Jane
- Born: 05/01/1852
- Died: 08/01/1903 (51 years old)
- Occupation: Explorer, performer, dance-hall girl, prostitute, frontier woman
Martha Jane Cannary (May 1, 1852 – August 1, 1903), better known as Calamity Jane, was an American frontierswoman known for being an acquaintance of Wild Bill Hickok’s. Late in her life, she appeared in Buffalo Bill’s Wild West show and at the 1901 Pan-American Exposition. She is said to have exhibited compassion to others, especially to the sick and needy. This facet of her character contrasted with her daredevil ways and helped to make her a noted frontier figure. She was also known for her habit of wearing men’s attire.
Birth Name: Martha Jane Cannary
Alias: Martha Jane Cannary
Birth Place: Princeton, Missouri, U.S.
Death Place: Terry, South Dakota, U.S.
Calamity Jane quotes :
By the time we reached Virginia City I was considered a remarkable good shot and a fearless rider for a girl of my age.Calamity Jane
When I joined Custer I donned the uniform of a soldier. It was a bit awkward at first but I soon got to be perfectly at home in men's clothes.Calamity Jane