Thursday, February 5, 2009

Figures in Black History #2

Mary Fields, A 6 foot tall, stout, gun-carrying, cigar smoking, liquor drinking, quick tempered woman was born in slavery and became known as Stagecoach Mary when she began delivering mail by stagecoach never missing a day until she was almost 80 years old. Loved or feared by all that knew her, she was safe at whatever field of work she chose.

Travleing from Tennessee to Montana to help a nun she'd known, she found a home in Montana where she died in 1914.

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