Josie Bassett Morris ( Far Left) Photograph taken by FWC Hathenbruck as he was accompanied by Butch Cassidy and the Wild bunch to one of his mine locations year still unknown. Josie Bassett Morris ( Far Left) Photograph taken by FWC Hathenbruck as he was accompanied by Butch Cassidy and the Wild Bunch to one of his mine locations year still unknown. Josie Bassett, older sister of Queen Ann Bassett, the wilder of the two. This is linked, I think, to an excellent article…
Ann Bassett (May 12, 1878 - May 8, 1956), also known as Queen Ann Bassett. ~ She was a prominent female rancher of the Old West who was an associate of outlaws, particularly Butch Cassidy's Wild Bunch. Her and Butch Cassidy began dating when she was 15.
Josie Bassett (January 17, 1874 – 1964) was a female rancher. She and her sister "Queen" Ann Bassett are known for their love affairs and associations with well-known outlaws, particularly Butch Cassidy's Wild Bunch. In 1963, she fell when a horse knocked her down, breaking her hip. She died a few months later at the age of 90. She was the last remaining associate of the Wild Bunch gang, and the last direct source of information about its members, their personalities, traits and demeanors.
It is said, Ann Basset, left, and Etta Place, right, are the same person. Many studies have shown far to many coincidences for them to be two, unrelated women. Born in 1878 in Texas, Etta was one of Porter's ladies in her sporting house. She later had a romance with the Sundance Kid.
Colorado's wild women left their not-so-delicate brand on Wild West's outlaw lore
Ann Bassett, raised on a ranch in what is now Moffatt County, Colorado, was a girlfriend of Butch Cassidy. Ann and her sister Josie were also outlaws who were accused of cattle rustling and other crimes in northwest Colorado and Utah.
Bill Pickett (about 1920) was a legendary cowboy from Taylor, Texas of black and Indian descent. Born in the Jenks-Branch community on the Travis County line, he died in 1932, near Ponca City, Oklahoma. Pickett performed from 1905 to 1931 for the Miller brother's 101 Ranch Wild West Show, one of the great shows in the tradition begun by William F. "Buffalo Bill" Cody in 1883. The 101 Ranch Show introduced bulldogging (steer wrestling), an exciting rodeo event invented by Bill Pickett.