Eulalia "Sister" Bourne had such an influence on the Little Cowpunchers, that as our project progressed, we discovered more people to interview. In addition, the Little Cowpunchers provided us with photographs from their youth, some of which included Ms. Bourne. Besides being a teacher, Eulalia Bourne was an author and rancher. She was active in Arizona politics and made a lasting impression on those who met her.
Eulalia Bourne wrote three biographical accounts of her life as rancher and school teacher, each published by the University of Arizona Press: Woman in Levi's, (1967) and Nine Months is a Year at Baboquívari School (1968) [follow the links to online versions provided by the U of A Press and the U of A Library] and Ranch Schoolteacher (1974). She also wrote a children's book entitled Blue Colt (1979), about an eleven-year-old boy living on an Arizona ranch named Manuel who cares for a colt while its owner is away. Read a short biographical account of Eulalia Bourne on the Little Cowpuncher: Rural School Newspaper of Southern Arizona.
- Caroline Atwill McMakin interview
- Selected photos from the Eulalia Bourne Collection at the Oracle Historical Society
- Sister's Book Out This Friday," San Manuel Miner, April 20, 1967
- "Marshall Townsend, director of the University of Arizona Press which published the book WOMAN IN LEVI'S, presents author Eulalia "Sister" Bourne with a complete wardrobe of western shirts, Levi's "high fashion" Levi's and denim skirt in behalf of Levi Strauss and Company, the clothing manufacturer," San Manuel Miner, [December 1967]
- "University Co-ed and Rodeo Queen Spends Summer Working As Cowhand On Ranch," Tucson Daily Citizen, August 6, 1942
- Ed, Eulalia Bourne and Caroline Atwill's colt
- Newspaper articles about Sister Bourne
- So long, Sister Bourne --- it's been a blessing to share your strength,Commentary by R. H. Ring
- Teaching, ranching lore abides with 'Sister', by Ric Volante, Arizona Daily Star
- Elderly woman's stubbornness gave quite a lift to mining official, by John Jennings, Tucson Citizen
- Sister Bourne: Tough as nails, sharp as a tack and cute as a button, by John Jennings, Tucson Citizen
- 'Sister' Bourne; pioneer, teacher, rancher, author dies at Bar GF ranch, by
- 'Sister': Eulalia Bourne, still at home in the San Pedro Valley, by Bob Dalton, San Manuel Miner, April 4, 1984