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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
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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
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Description They went to the CY Ranch. Devine*, the manager, welcomed them. Butch and Al had a friend by the name of Tom O'Day. He had a small ranch in the Hole-in-the-Wall. Tom was considered a cattle rustler but was a very poor one. But he was a good-natured Irishman. During the years of the 1890s, it was the settlers who gave the cattlemen worries. The land had been thrown open to the homesteaders. The stockemn did everything in their power to keep the settlers out and from fencing the wide open ranges. Wyoming was made a state in July 1894, during President Cleveland's Administration.** Gov. Barber*** was made acting governor over the stockmen's association and in 1892 the stockmens1 troubles were finally brought to a head. One could never be sure of one's friends in Wyoming and Butch was one to find this out. He was invited to Hole-in-the-Wall by O'Day and then his troubles began.**** CHAPTER FOUR: HOLE-IN-THE-WALL AND CASSIDY'S ARREST The Hole-in-the-Wall is a beautiful spot -- with the wall straight up and only two outlets. A dozen men could defend it against 100 men. A few settlers lived there and their chief work was raising hay for the few heads they owned. George Curry was one of the settlers. Jim Baldwin was the sheriff. He wanted to pay a visit to the Hole-in-the-Wall. Jim was a fine fellow, said Curry, but he had better not raid the Hole-in-the-Wall "for if they are looking for trouble they will get it." Well, Jim did raid [the Hole] with twenty men but was taken back to Fremont County on stretchers. The boys in the Hole were not even scratched. It was known that Cassidy and Hinton had recently came from the Hole-in-the- Wall and they were considered members of the Hole-in-the-Wall or the Wild Bunch and as rustlers by the stockmen and they were placed on the blackball list. This always meant trouble. It meant that they were to be trapped or killed. Butch was double-crossed by Hinton and arrested for the theft of a veal.***** Hinton was arrested too but was able to furnish bail. Butch could not furnish bail which was $2,000. Butch laid in jail about two weeks before he could get bondsman. [He] couldn't figure out how Hinton got bondsman so easily but that was all fixed with the sheriff and stockmen. Butch didn't believe his friend of several years had double-crossed him even though he had been told suspicious warnings by his friends. They separated though. Hinton stayed in Lander while Butch went wandering around the country until the trial could be heard six months later. *Bob Devine, foreman of the CY Ranch. **Wyoming became a state in 1890, though Cleveland was president in 1894, but Harrison was president when Wyoming became a state. This may have been a case of miscopying. ***Amos W. Barber was acting governor and a member of the stockmen's association. ****It is doubtful that Tom O'Day, a minor outlaw, who hung out in bars at little places near Hole-in-the-Wall, was responsible for Cassidy's move to the Hole. But Cassidy did establish a ranch there in the early 1890s; he sold it on the run just before "trouble" broke out in 1892 -- the Johnson County War. *****Cassidy was arrestedfor stealing horses, not cattle. So far as court records disclose he had no trouble posting pond and his trial took two years to conclude during which time he was out on bond along with Hainer. There is no evidence that he suspected Hainer though it is true that Cassidy was convicted and Hainer was not and that could have led to bitter feelings. But after the trial Hainer savagely beat up one of the witnesses against Butch. Butch was convicted on July 10, 1894, and sent to the Wyoming penitentiary. - Q -
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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 317807
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