||CHAPTER TWENTY-FIVE: HE BIDS FAREWELL TO THE WEST From Miles City, he took the train to Minneapolis. After three days there, he boarded the train for Duluth and about a month later, he took passage by boat to Sault Ste. Marie, staying for a month. During the winter, he made a study of the route he intended to take to South America. Leaving the middle of March, [he] made his way to the Canadian "Soo," [and] from there to Montreal where he stayed six weeks. In May, he went to Liverpool [England]. Arriving in Liverpool, he found he had only about a week to spend in England, so he took the first boat out for Pernambuco. It was a long trip from Liverpool to Montevideo. The first stop was at the Canary Islands, the second, Cape Verde Islands, and then Pernambuco. After leaving there, it seemed they would never arrive at Montevideo as there were sev- eral stops, the most prominent being Rio de Janerio. Butch spent about two months around Montevideo while he waited for Maxwell. About the first of September, they met each other as planned*. After about three days, they left for Buenos Aires and from there [they went] to Rawson City and on to a small village called Gaiman. Here they purchased saddles and pack mules and continued on their inspection tour for a suitable location for stock raising. Finding a place about a hundred miles northwest from Lake Chacabuco and Rio Negro, here they purchased about 13,000 acres of land and 800 cattle.** All went well for three years, when a stock buyer by the name of Apfield came through the country. Apfield had at one time been a sheriff in Wyoming and as he had known Cassidy quite well, he at once recognized him. Apfield, thinking he might be able to collect part of the large reward, began negotiations for the arrest of both Cassidy and Maxwell.*** Realizing there was little chance of peace for them in any part of the world, they decided to resume their life of banditry. CHAPTER TWENTY-SIX: THE ROBBERY IN ARGENTINA They held up the bank in Neuquen, went to Lago San Martin and then took the train for Mendoza. Here they made plans to hold up the express train running between Mendoza and Valparaiso. Getting two men by the name of Fowler and Haines to join them, the Bunch retired to a place near Mendoza to complete their plans. After the robbery they spent a year between Mendoza and the Bolivian border. During that time they robbed three banks, two express trains and four pack trains. CHAPTER TWENTY-SEVEN: CASSIDY LEAVES THE ARGENTINE With the hope that he might some day find a way that he could give up his life of banditry, Butch concluded to work his way northward into Bolivia. In fact, Harry Longabaugh (Sundance Kid) and Etta Place arrived in Buenos Aires in arch 1901. Their travels to and from South America have been documented by Edward M. Kirby in The Rise and Fall of the Sundance Kid. --The location of Cassidy1s ranch at Cholila 10 Chubut is known precisely, from a etter he wrote and much other information. Phillips has the location several hundred miles wrong -- the ranch was near Rio Chubut, not Rio Negro. ' nips story of how they went bad again is about as plausible as the many other accounts as to how it happened.