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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…

Generation photo or This would be a great family sculpture piece like an artist in Branson, MO creates at the Mill

Utah's 1897 Pioneer Jubilee - ...a Chinese Dragon borrowed from Rock Springs, Wyoming... People in Utah questioned the "fitness of going to great expense to bring the heathen emblem here ..., since it is so far removed from anything connected with the genius of the pioneer work and the building up of an American civilization here." ... the dragon was entered in the Illuminated Parade, covered with salt crystals which made the beast sparkle under the chromium lights.

Josie Bassett McKnight Ranney Williams Wells Morris at her Cub Creek homestead on the west end of the Blue Mountain. Courtesy Uintah County Regional History Center

In April 1847 the pioneer company of Mormons traveled from Winter Quarters, Nebraska, to Utah. The company included 143 men (including three African-American men), 3 women and 2 children. An advance party entered the Salt Lake Valley on July 22, 1847. The rest of the group entered on July 24. Planting and irrigation began immediately.

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.

Unbelievable account of the opening of the Pony Express Trail and the Pioneer frontier and Mormon Settlement of Utah. Howard Egan is a very good and entertaining writer.