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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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Tom Collins’ Journal

Biographical Note: Tom Collins was the ancestor of a friend of mine, Dave Collins. I spent my early years visiting Dave on his farm farm, eating at his table, and never knew about Tom, until Dave’s house burned down. While … Continue reading

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Was It Jackson? A Close examination of Capt. Charles H. Weygant’s Mysterious Horseman, May 2d, 1863

WAS IT JACKSON? A Close examination of Capt. Charles H. Weygant’s Mysterious Horseman, May 2d, 1863 By Steve Haas On the evening of May 2, 1863, the 124th New York had a meeting with a group of Confederate horsemen. The … Continue reading

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They Did Their Job

“THE MEN MUST SEE US TODAY” Don Troiani Print The 124th New York Volunteers at Houck’s Ridge, Gettysburg, 1863 On the afternoon of July 2, 1863 a titanic struggle took place at Gettysburg between Confederate General Robert E. Lee’s First … Continue reading

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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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A Personal Interview With Josie Bassett

A PERSONAL INTERVIEW WITH JOSIE BASSETT By Kerry Ross Boren In 1960, just before leaving for a two year study of the motion picture business in California. I was living in Daggett County, Utah, writing articles on western history for … Continue reading

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