We're No Stinkin' Outlaws — josie bassett

| Danielle Vincent

Josie Bassett: frontier woman, outlaw, badass

In my research on Butch Cassidy's Wild Bunch for the limited edition soap release, ahem, tomorrow, I found out about Josie Bassett, January 17, 1874 – May 1, 1964 (which means she was born 100 years and 363 days before I was, if my math is correct). Josie was amazing because... she was one of the famed "Bassett Sisters" who helped out the Wild Bunch frequently (and was romantically involved with them off and on) her and her sister's association with many famous (and deadly) outlaws meant neighboring ranchers trying to run the ladies off their land couldn't hire anyone to do their dirty work, and even the local police wouldn't convict them of various crimes of which they were accused (mostly rustling)...

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