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She lived in Montana, in a town called Cascade. There she was a celebrated member of the community. All schools would close on her birthday, and though women were not allowed entry into saloons, she was given special permission to come in.

In 1895, at the age of 60, Mary Fields, or “Stagecoach Mary” as she was sometimes called because she never missed a day of work, became the second woman and first African American woman to work as a mail carrier in the U.S. She got the job because she was the fastest applicant to hitch six horses.

Source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mary_Fields

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