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Lecture Series: “Calamity Jane”, Kim Harris

March 21, 2019 @ 7:00 pm


“Calamity Jane”, Kim Harris


Lecture Description: Kim Copel-Harris provides another stunning Chautauqua for your pleasure as Calamity Jane.

Perhaps no woman embodies the spirit of the Western expansion more than Martha Canary better known as “Calamity Jane”.  She challenged society’s standards of behavior for women, and at the same time was admired for her generosity, honesty and lack of pretentiousness.  Calamity Jane could drive a team of mules as well as any man.  Her bullwhacking skills were invaluable to several scouting expeditions, along with her skills with a rifle and a six-shooter.  Calamity could also out-drink and out-cuss any man alive, keeping many a saloon keeper in business.  Yet her good heart and zest for adventure propelled her into the annals of our Western history.

Bio: Kim Harris is an accomplished Chauatauquan who has portrayed living history characters at various venues including Genoa Cowboy Festival, Pipers Opera House, the Gold Hill Hotel and The Lake Tahoe Chautauqua Festival.

Harris currently serves as president of the Friends of Snowshoe Thompson organization in Genoa. She is also the Events Manager at Dangberg Home Ranch Historic Park in Minden, NV, and is the owner and operator of Western History ALIVE!  where she portrays several Chautauqua characters that helped to shape Northern California and Nevada’s early days, as well as the West.

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Gold Hill Hotel
1540 Main St
Gold Hill, NV 89440 United States
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