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Girls With Guns: 5 Quotes From Calamity Jane

By    |   Thursday, 16 Apr 2015 01:56 PM

Little is known about the famous sharpshooter, other than what was written in her biography. She was considered a wild woman at the time, and one who drank to excess, fought alongside General Custer, dressed in men's clothing and possibly even engaged in prostitution.

Despite the tough, hardened exterior, Jane was said to have a sensitive side as well, taking it upon herself to volunteer as a nurse during the smallpox epidemic of 1878.

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Here are a few of her most famous quotes that girls with guns will find quite amusing:

1. "It was considered the most dangerous route in the Hills, but as my reputation as a rider and quick shot was well known, I was molested very little, for all the toll gatherers looked on me as being a good fellow and they knew that I never missed my mark."

2. "I figure, if a girl wants to be a legend, she should just go ahead and be one."

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3. "By the time we reached Virginia City, I was considered a remarkable good shot and a fearless rider for a girl of my age."

4. "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."

5. "On October 28th, 1887, I became the mother of a girl baby, the very image of its father, at least that is what he said, but who has the temper of its mother."

This article does not constitute legal advice. Check the current gun laws before purchasing or traveling with a firearm.

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Little is known about the famous sharpshooter, other than what was written in her biography. She was considered a wild woman at the time, and one who drank to excess, fought alongside General Custer, dressed in men's clothing and possibly even engaged in prostitution.
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