The Bulk Mail Files
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The Incredible Stagecoach Mary

Mary with her beloved baseball team

Mary Fields was first African American hired by United States postal office and the second woman to ever be hired to carry the mail.  Mary Fields or “Stagecoach Mary” (as she was often called) had a penchant for cigars and whiskey.   While the names of Wild Bill Hickok and Jesse James live on in Wild West pop culture and movies,

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