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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 image/jpeg
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
ARK ark:/87278/s6t43szj
Setname gr_pbb
Date Created 2005-03-18
Date Modified 2005-03-18
ID 317865
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6t43szj

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Title GRL_BANDIT_FOREWORD_P
Description PRELUDE This book is dedicated to the old settlers who built their nests among the foothills and in the broad valleys of Central Wyoming during the years between 1885 and 1895, many of whom forfeited their lives or their liberty in their fight for settlers' rights as citizens of the United States of Ameri- ca against the old-time cattle barons. Back to old Wyoming where I roamed in the days of yore, Searching for the faces of my pals of long ago. Gone are they forever from the mountains and the dales, Ne'er again I'll see them midst the hills I love so well. -- The Author. THE BANDIT INVINCIBLE FOREWORD Many descriptions have been written of Butch Gassidy by many various men some of which were fairly accurate but as a whole seem more or less conjectures. It has been my pleasure to have known Butch Cassidy since his early boyhood and I am happy to say that I have never known a more courageous and kinder hearted man in my lifetime. His reputation for veracity and integrity in all his deal- ings aside from holdups is unquestioned. I have known him on several occasions to suffer both cold and hunger in order to help someone whom he thought needed food and shelter more than he. The mystery of Butch's evasion of capture for so many years is very simple: Friends. He had many friends in all walks of life. I know of only one man either in North or South America who might have been an enemy to him and even he respected his truthfulness. Many people seemed to feel that he had considerable amount of money cached both in the United States and South America. This I am sure is not a fact for if such had been the case he certainly would have returned to and dug up his cache at some time after quitting the game of outlawry. Cassidy did not rob for lust or gain, nor was it his natural trend. He had as he thought every good reason for his first holdup, and after the first, there was no place to stop. I cannot help but feel he was entirely a victim of circumstances and that in a way he was goaded on to become the most dreaded, most hunted and surely the most elusive outlaw that either North or South America have had to contend with as yet. His physical description at the age of 20 was slightly above the average height or about five-foot-ten-and-one-half-inches* and well-built, weighing about 170 pounds. He had a frank, open face, clear sharp eyes of gray-blue, rather square-set jaw and light hair. In his early years, he seemed to have a habitual smile and glad hand for everyone. •^Descriptions of Phillips list him at this height, but Wyoming penitentiary records listed Cassidy as being five-feet-nine-inches and weighing 165 pounds. Otherwise the rather vague description fits both men. -6-
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Source Original booklet: Pearl Baker: Interviewed by John McFarlane
Setname gr_pbb
Date Created 2005-03-23
Date Modified 2005-03-23
ID 317804
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6t43szj/317804