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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
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_PAGE7
Description At the age of 14, we find him living on the ranch of a George Parker in South- ern Utah, a few miles below Green River City. It was here that he adopted the name of Parker. His real name has always been concealed since he ran away from his childhood home. Soon after leaving the Parker ranch, he took the name of Cassidy and was known in the north as George or "Butch" Cassidy. The ten or eleven years which he lived in Utah were employed in herding cattle for various cow outfits. He was adept with a rope, an expert in the saddle and a hard worker. As a matter of course, he had no education except three or four years in a country grade school. His greatest ambition was to learn. He was constantly study- ing. One of his hobbies was the study of human nature. He could never become reconciled to the voraciousness of most of the people whom he met. As for himself, he was always happiest when giving to others. This trait more than any other kept him broke the greater part of his life. It was no effort for Cassidy to be kind to other people and to animals -- for it was the most natural thing in his life. I never knew a child who did not take to him at sight. Dogs, instead of barking at him, would greet him with a friendly wag of their tail. As all the characters depicted in this book have taken an actual part, I find it essential to substitute some of the real names of both persons and places which I shall mention. Also, some places of the holdups have been changed. CHAPTER ONE: GREEN RIVER, THE COW TOWN It was October of the year 1891*'*. The Town of Green River, Wyo., was a busy place. Several of the larger cow outfits were shipping their beef cattle from this point for many of the big outfits in northwestern Colorado, northeastern Utah and western Wyoming. And, at this time, there was a large gathering of cowpunchers from a radius of 100 miles. The saloons were doing a big business as usual at this time of the year. And the boys were pretty much liquored up both day and night. One might say they took relays to make more room. It was in one of these bunches that we find young Cassidy, as he was known at the U-** outfit. One of the camp cooks in this out- fit jokingly nicknamed him "Butch" because he was directed several times to furnish meat for the camp. A few of the boys were standing outside the saloon when a small boy came along riding a wall-eyed pony. He looked to see who was calling him. "Hey, kid, come over here," [one of the boys said], and [added I'll] bet that there isn't a man in the bunch who can ride the pinto up bare back without a bridle." A big puncher, John Burns, stepped up to the pony and examined the pinto's back and said, "Well, we might as well drink on Jim," and [he] made a jump for the pony's back. A couple of good jumps from the pinto and John was piled and the drinks were on him. The others were anxious to try their skill. Butch tried his skill which didn't prove any different than the others. Next, Pete Brennen, a big puncher, tried his luck and lost as the others did. The secret was the pony did not like the feel of chaps. -''In the copy of the manuscript from which this was taken, this is written "1891 and 2." There is no explanation for this. -'"'-Possibly the M-Bar Outfit. -7-
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Identifier 012_GRL_BANDIT_PAGE7.JPG
Source Original booklet: Pearl Baker: Interviewed by John McFarlane
Setname gr_pbb
Date Created 2005-03-18
Date Modified 2005-03-18
ID 317805
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6t43szj/317805