The legend of Calamity Jane has been handed down to us through yellow journalism and dime store paperbacks that shamelessly exploited personalities of the old West. Hollywood musicals and HBO mini-series have further obscured the reality of the woman behind the myth. This lecture will recapture Martha Canary's true story to give us a vivid, outrageous and often tragic view of a life that merged with myth with sad and poignant results. . Richard Behrens is a frequent lecturer on notorious American women and silent film comedy at Keene State College. Free and open to all.