By Jan Cerney

The mere point out of Calamity Jane inspires photographs of buckskins, bull whips and dance halls, yet there�s extra to the lady than the storied legend she grew to become. Born Martha Canary, she used to be orphaned as a baby and assumed the accountability of taking care of her siblings. a lot too younger and bold to rear a relatives, she discovered houses for all. After environment off on her personal, Martha attempted to reconnect along with her fractured kinfolk in her commonplace haphazard type, the entire whereas growing Calamity Jane. quickly, her personal foibles and her siblings� offerings rendered the try out futile. From brother Elijah�s horse thieving to sister Lena�s denial of Martha�s stories, writer Jan Cerney uncovers the tumultuous Canary relatives frequently neglected within the Calamity canon.

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