Mary was certainly anything but a shrinking violet: gun-toting, tobacco-smoking, liquor-drinking, with a penchant for swearing and arguing. Unsurprisingly, the nuns she once lived with kicked her out. Their path clearly wasn't hers.
Tough and entrepreneurial, she eventually found her calling as a stagecoach-driving mail carrier. She faced fighting and shooting bandits, thieves, and even wolves!
Learn more about this extraordinary woman in this GNN Jr article, designed for students in grades 3-6.