"The Bassett home gave refuge to a veritable who's who of western outlaws, among them Butch Cassidy, the Sundance Kid, Elzy Lay, Matt Warner, and many lesser rustlers...What makes the book so delectable are the lovingly detailed scandals involving Brown's Park pioneers." True West
Grace McClure has created and even-handed account of the Bassetts. Drawing on interviews with surviving family, friends and enemies, on memoirs, and an oral and written records from local libraries, newspapers, and archives she presents believable, life-size characters who repsond realistically to the demands of pioneer life. The Basset Women is one of the few creditable accounts of early settlers on Colorado's western slope, one of the last strongholds of the Old West.
Grace McClure is a free-lance writer currently living in Tucson, Arizona
Paperback, c1985, xvi, 229 p. : ill. ; 23 cm. Includes bibliographical references (p. 228-229) and index.
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