Broads You Should Know

“Stagecoach” Mary Fields — The whiskey-drinking, gun-toting, bar-fighting mail carrier of the Wild West

February 19, 2020

This week, Sara brings us the story of Stagecoach Mary! Born Mary Fields (and a slave), Mary made a name for herself first by working her way up the Mississippi until she worked for 15 years at a convent. After drawing her gun on a janitor who slapped her across the face, she was fired and made her way west to accept a job as a "Star Carrier" for the USPS. There, she was known to drink heavily, fight off wolves, defeat bandits, & was absolutely beloved by everyone in her town.


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