Calamity Jane

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Ca·lam·i·ty Jane

 (kə-lăm′ĭ-tē jān′)
See Martha Jane Burk.
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Calamity Jane

n
(Biography) real name Martha Canary. ?1852–1903, US frontierswoman, noted for her skill at shooting and riding
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Calam′ity Jane′


n.
(Martha Jane Canary Burke) 1852?–1903, U.S. frontier markswoman.
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Noun1.Calamity Jane - United States frontierswoman and legendary figure of the Wild West noted for her marksmanship (1852-1903)Calamity Jane - United States frontierswoman and legendary figure of the Wild West noted for her marksmanship (1852-1903)
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Calamity Jane

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One of the virtues of Calamity Jane for a company is that there are several musical numbers for a chorus, and their enjoyment came across in such great songs as 'The Deadwood Stage', 'Windy City' and particularly in the glorious 'The Black Hills of Dakota.' .' The show is named after the real life Calamity Jane, Martha Jane Canary, and Calamity is on stage for much of the show for large parts of the show and consequently has a large amount of dialogue and singing.
Martha Jane Canary was born in 1852 in Princeton Missouri.
Martha Jane Canary, the subject of the Webster and Fain musical, really did ride the Deadwood stage and fight Native Americans before returning to the Black Hills of Dakota.