1852—Born in Missouri.
1865—With her family travels by wagon to Montana Territory. During the five-month journey, Martha hunts with the men, honing her shooting skills.
1876—Meets James Butler "Wild Bill" Hickok in Deadwood, South Dakota.
1882—Buys a ranch on the Yellowstone River.
1895—Travels throughout the Midwest with Buffalo Bill Cody's Wild West Show, performing astride her horse as a sharpshooter.
1903—Dies in a Terry, South Dakota, hotel room.
From the newspapers
- Calamity Jane Settled Down, River Press, November 29, 1882, p. 1
- Calamity Jane an Agent, Anaconda Standard, October 30, 1896, p. 5
- One True Chapter, The Anaconda Standard, December 7, 1896, p. 5
- Jane Jumps Her Job, Red Lodge Picket, July 19, 1901, p. 1
- Calamity Jane’s Thirst Causes All Her Trouble, Butte Inter Mountain, June 3, 1902, p. 5
- No Poor House for Her, Red Lodge Picket, June 6, 1902, p. 1
- For Relief of Calamity, The Billings Gazette, September 12, 1902, p. 5
- Has Crossed Great Divide, Billings Gazette, August 4, 1903, p. 8
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Written by Catherine W. Ockey