Pearl Hart was your average Arizona citizen—who just happened to like to hold up stagecoaches. She was born Pearl Taylor, c. 1871, and by the time she was in her 20s, she’d developed a taste for hard liquor, rough cigars and morphine. “I was only 22 years old. I was good-looking, desperate, discouraged and ready for anything that might come. I do not care to dwell on this period of my life.