Tuesday, February 02, 2016

Stagecoach Mary

A well-traveled trail rests peacefully between the rich forested hillsides around the town of Cascade, Montana, and snakes 12 miles west to St. Peter’s Mission. The road was the hub of activity in 1895. Back and forth along the route, Mary Fields, a former slave, drove a stagecoach carrying mail for people in the central area of the state. Fields was the first black postal carrier in the U.S., and the oldest woman to ever take on such a job.

Read all of the article by Chris Enss in True West magazine.

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