publication date: Friday, August 18, 2006 (part of Round XXVIII)

category: Legends

clue: It would be a disaster if I tried to sing about this legend of the frontier.

explanation: Calamity Jane was a frontierswoman, soldier, stage performer, romantic associate of Wild Bill Hickok, and popular figure of the Old West. She became even better known through a stage musical ("sing"), and later film, that dramatized her life. The word "disaster" was a play on her nickname. more…

solved by: Russ Wilhelm, Steve West, Steve Dunn, Amy Austin, Jerry Mathis, Megan Baxter, Chris McKinnon, Michael Paul Cote, E. M., and Kerry Odell

trivia: Incorrect guesses included six for Davy Crockett and one each for Annie Oakley, Billy the Kid, Buffalo Bill, and George Custer.

Wild West Week This goo was part of Wild West Week.



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