Category Archives: American West

Stories of Butch Cassidy and Ann Bassett in Leeds, UT

The following is taken from the book “Leeds; Historical Events in Little Pieces” by Wilma Cox Beale. Ann Willis A friend of mine, Dorothy Spendlove, from Hurricane, Utah, asked me if I knew where Ann Willis was buried. She said … Continue reading

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The House Where Ann Bassett Died

I am so excited, and have to get this out, somewhere…since no one in the world really cares, but… Anyway, Butch Cassidy’s long time friend and lover (IMO) was Ann Bassett, the “Queen of the Rustlers…she moved to Leeds, Utah, … Continue reading

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Who Was Etta Place

From, this is the best discussion of the mystery of Harry Longabaugh (“the Sundance Kid”)’s girlfriend, Etta Place. About Etta Place (wife of the “Sundance Kid”) Etta Place (born c. 1878, date of death unknown) was a companion … Continue reading

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Rosa May

I often tell people that most of my friends are dead, and this is what I mean…I love this woman. Don’t ask me why, except she was a good woman and had a wonderful life, but I have read everything … Continue reading

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The Oldest Cowboy

Born on February 12, 1898, in Waxahachie, Texas, Tom Blasingame was made for a life on the range. As a child, the restrictions of school and family life soured his temper; for every whipping he received at school, he’d get … Continue reading

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Bassett Family Cemetery

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The Autobiography of “Queen” Ann Bassett

“Queen Ann” of Brown’s Park The autobiography of ANN BASSETT WILLIS From Colorado Magazine, Vol. 29, No. 2 (April 1952): 81-98. Ann Bassett (May 12, 1878 – May 8, 1956), also known as Queen Ann Bassett, was a prominent female … Continue reading

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