Mary Fields (c. 1832-1914) was the first African-American female mail carrier in the United States and is most famously known as Stagecoach Mary. She was granted the contract in 1895, at age 60, because she was the fastest applicant to hitch her team of horses up.
Fields served two 4-year contracts to deliver mail between Cascade, Montana and Saint Peter’s Mission, with her team of horses and a mule named Moses. It is said that she carried two guns, never missed a day, and was fiercely protective of her mail. The locals loved her because she had a heart of gold, which is how this Wild West legend came to be affectionately known as Stagecoach Mary.
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