Arkansas artist Edward Payson Washbourne immortalized Sandy Faulkner’s story by creating a lasting image of frontier America. Existing in its clearest form in Leopold Grozelier’s lithograph based upon Washbourne’s painting, Faulkner’s encounter with the Squatter is pictured above the melody line. The print is dedicated to Faulkner. To affirm the creation as an all-Arkansas project, “designed by one of the natives” appears before the dedication.

No one knows for sure where the original Traveler painting is, though a version of it was donated to the Arkansas History Commission. Another story has the (or a) Traveler painting given to Faulkner. According to his probate inventory, Washbourne left an unfinished “The Turn of the Tune” on his easel at death. Its location is also unknown.

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