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Title The Bandit Invincible: The Story of the Outlaw Butch Cassidy
Subject Criminals; History
Spatial Coverage Wayne County (Utah); Wyoming
Personal Names Cassidy, Butch (1866-?); Sundance Kid; Logan, Harvey
Description Historical account of Butch Cassidy's exploits
Creator Phillips, William T.
Publisher Rocky Mountain House Press
Contributors Dullenty, Jim; Baker, Pearl
Date Digital 2004-07-09
Date 1986
Type Text
Format application/pdf
Format Creation Scanned at 400ppi on an Epson Expression 1630XL flatbed scanner. Files saved as uncompressed TIFF and re-sized to JPEG using PhotoShop CS.
Source Original booklet: The Bandit Invincible: The Story of the Outlaw Butch Cassidy
Language eng
Rights Management Digital image copyright 2004, Green River Public Library. All rights reserved.
Holding Institution Green River Public Library, 85 South Long St., Green River, UT 84525
Source Physical Dimensions 66 p. : ill., ports. ; 30 cm.
Scanning Technician Nima Rakhsha
Metadata Cataloger Denice Hoffman
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Setname gr_pbb
Date Created 2005-03-18
Date Modified 2005-03-18
ID 317865
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Description "Would you think it right to kill a man for his money?" "No, I wouldn't take a man's life for a million dollars. In other words if he was lying on a million dollars and I had to take his life to get it I would go without no matter what or who he was." "There have been several men killed in these holdups. How do you reconcile yourself to that?" "Well, if these people are fool enough to chase me to get the reward that is on my head and to get the other fellow's money back, I figured that it is their business and it is his life or mine. T have never taken a man's life yet and nver hope to be compelled to do so." "Well, I can't say I wholely [am] in sympathy [with] your way of thinking and things; I know that many people have suffered by the greediness of bankers and money lenders, but can't feel that they are all alike." "I don't expect you to agree with me, bishop, but I think your Almighty God furnished sufficient food on this old earth to feed every human alike and according to my faith he has extended no special privileges to any man or body of men whereby they should be allowed to keep it from the ones he intended it for." "You seem to be inclined to socialism," [said the bishop]. "No, only to the extent of a guarantee of shelter, food [and] clothing for those who are unfortunate enough in losing all they have through no fault of their own. I never feared no man and I would not take a life but they have deliberately lied and deliberately pushed me in this situation. "I like [the] good, honest straight forward way and have tried to be that way but some certain people are such busy bodies that have to make someone the goat for their doings and it had to be me. They won't let me go straight. I served my time when they framed me the first time. And the man who swore out the second warrant was a liar and a thief and he and his friends wanted to pin some more rot on me so they had the judge release me before my full time was up so they could get me more securely the second time. So now let come what will -- they won't catch me if I can help it." "Well, Butch, I see my man has the old wagon about ready to go so I will bid you good-bye and trust you will see things differently before it is too late. And I earnestly hope we will meet again. Good-bye Butch, and good luck." After biding good-bye to the bishop, Butch continued eastward to [the] Caribou [Mountains]. It was his intention to cross the main range, through the Teton pass and south to the Hoback Canyon to the upper Green River Valley and from there [ride] past Fremont Lake and over the Wind River Range to Lander. But finding snow and possible blizzard in the mountains, he changed his course to the South Pass and avoided Lander for the time being, so continued his journey down the Sweetwater River near Split Rock. When he came to the mouth of Willow Creek, he decided to go into the Green Mountains to a cagin that he knew about. Three miles up Willow Creek he came to the ranch of Mr. Johnson* who befriended him. Johnson was surprised and glad to see.him. [He] explained to Johnson that he wanted to stay at the cabin which was three miles from there and asked him if he would do him the favor of getting him supplies Johnson, having everything prepared for the winter, divided with Butch and supplied him with his own bedding roll or roundup bed. After Butch was settled in the cabin, Johnson said he would ride up the next -'-That Green Mountain rancher Jesse Johnson befriended Cassidy was never reported in any published material, but was confirmed by interviews with descendants of ranchers in the area. Thus, the Phillips manuscript for the first time reveals another of Cassidy's secret hideouts. -40-
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Source Original booklet: Pearl Baker: Interviewed by John McFarlane
Setname gr_pbb
Date Created 2005-03-18
Date Modified 2005-03-18
ID 317838
Reference URL