Nighthawk Rising: A Biography of Accused Cattle Rustler Queen Ann Bassett of Brown's Park (Paperback)
High Plains Book Award Finalist
Colorado Book Award Finalist
Winner of the prestigious 2020 Spur Award in Biography
Author Diana Allen Kouris, a native of Brown's Park, utilized her personal and family connections, along with years of research, to meticulously and extensively record the fascinating life events of Ann Bassett. Kouris includes never-before-published photographs. Ann Bassett was known as the Queen of the Cattle Rustlers, although she was never convicted. Queen Ann, as she was called, lived a life full of adventure and controversy in the Brown's Park region of Colorado, Wyoming, and Utah. She broke bread with Butch Cassidy, had her life turned upside down by notorious range detective Tom Horn, and stood tall against cattle baron Ora Haley. Anyone with an interest in Western History will want this comprehensive book.