A Frontier Doctor Page: 39
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I GO AFTER GOLD 39
whoop at every jump of her mount. This was my first
close-up of that well-known figure of the pioneer West,
Calamity Jane. She was dressed in soldier's uniform and
was the first female I had ever seen riding astride.
She and a 'Madam Moustache,' a little Frenchwoman
with quite a shadow on her upper lip, who dealt at a
'Twenty-One' table in one of the gambling halls, and
one other, whose name I cannot remember, were very
much in the limelight in those days.
Madam Moustache was one of the most popular women
of her class in Deadwood. She could speak five languages,
was always polite and well gowned, and her table was al-
ways the center of a crowd. Rarely without a smile, her
voice low and musical, she presented a very attractive
picture as she would call out her game, with a very
charming accent, 'Gentlemans, I haf tventy-von, vat haf
you?' a phrase that was heard so often it almost became
a byword in Deadwood.
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Hoyt, Henry Franklin. A Frontier Doctor, book, 1929; Boston, Massachusetts. (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth143532/m1/63/: accessed December 19, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting University of Texas Health Science Center Libraries.