Category Archives: American West

A Story About Wyatt Earp

Between the years 1917 through 1928 Wyatt Earp (shown) and his wife Josephine took residence in a home in Vidal, California. It was here that the Earp’s would spend their winters in a cottage Mrs. Earp called her dream home. … 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 was Ann Bassett, the “Queen of the Rustlers…she moved to Leeds, Utah, and … Continue reading

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Who Was Etta Place

From Geni.com, 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”) http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Etta_Place 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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