Big Nose Kate was born Mary Katherine Horony in Hungary in 1849. She came to America as a young child in 1860 with her family and,eventually, settled in Davenport, Iowa. After being orphaned and running away from foster care, she became a prostitute, and longtime companion and common-law wife of Old West gunfighter Doc Holliday. But she was much more than that.

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