The Independent, London, May 18, 1999.
Initially the ranch lacked inside plumbing.
Ma was noted for the use of salty language, tall tales, and a gruff manner toward her customers.
She allegedly carried a pair of brass knuckles in her apron which she would rap on the head of customers with which she disagreed.
Cissy received much notariety as a result of her marriage to an impoverished Russian cavalry officer Count Josef Gizycki.
Both Henry and Rose Crabtree achieved national fame as a result of articles written by Cissy Patterson and the election of the first all woman municipal government in the United States.