"STAGECOACH MARY" FIELDS: PIONEER WOMAN - Born a slave somewhere in Tennessee, she lived to become one of the freest souls ever to draw a breath. . .or a .38! Read her story in our blog! stargazermercanti...
Mary Fields, known as “Stage Coach Mary” was the first African-American mail carrier. However, she was known as being one of the “baddest” women of her time. She was one woman that didn’t take mess from no one. Fields often dressed in comfortable clothes of men. She wore a wool cap, boots, and a rev
“Hannah’s Law,” written by John Fasano, is about the life of a strong-willed heroine, Hannah (Canning) and her friends Wyatt Earp (Holt), Doc Holliday (Kennedy), mentor Isom Dart (Glover), and best friend Stagecoach Mary (Elise).
Mary Fields was born a slave in Tennessee in 1832. Freed after the Civil War, she moved west and settled in Montana. In 1895, at 60 years old, Fields was hired as a mail carrier because she was the fastest applicant to hitch a team of six horses. She never missed a day, and her reliability earned her the nickname “Stagecoach Mary.” If the snow was too deep for her horses, Fields delivered the mail on snowshoes carrying the sacks on her shoulders.