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Boggs, Calamity. Calamity Boggs was created by Lee Bond (Long Sam Littlejohn, Oklahoma Kid, Navajo Tom Raine) and appeared in forty-three stories in Wild West Weekly from 1931 to 1939, beginning with “A Pard fer Calamity Boggs” (Wild West Weekly, Aug. 29, 1931).
Calamity Boggs is a wandering cowpuncher and cowboy. He is big and dark-eyed, but is most notable for being a relentless pessimist and hypochondriac, always seeing the worst in everything and being convinced that any negative occurrence spells his doom. His best friend is a “big, rawboned young ranny” named “Shorty” Stevens.
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