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May 1, 1852: Martha Jane Cannary Burke was born in Princeton. The infamous frontier woman was known as "Calamity Jane."
This post was contributed by Ross Malone. A historian and a retired school teacher, Ross has authored many books about Missouri’s history, weird facts, and folk tales. He has also written children’s historical fiction. Visit his website, and buy his books in the Missouri Life store.