Got up at four this morning and started work on another pass for the splash page featuring Paul Andrew Hutton's masterful piece on The Great Western. Two guns: check. Red hair: check. Saber scar on cheek: check. 1850s "gold laced cap of the Second Artillery": check. "Crimson velvet waist"; check. Big, crucifix around her neck: check.
—Jeff Ake, who met The Great Western at her "house" in Sonoita Valley, Arizona in 1856