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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
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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Description He went to the Milk River Country, Billings and Miles City, where he spent most of the winter. He went back through Lander to face trial on July 12 and was convicted of cattle thievery and Hinton was never tried and was set free for some reason but it was soon learned that it was Judge Brenton's money that went Hinton's bail. And it was he who planted the sleepers as bait at Trout Creek. Hinton had asked for a separate trial and was granted one. Cassidy's trial came first and a special jury was picked. No one was entitled to a maverick unless they owned ten head of cattle or more and Cassidy had none, of course. Judge Blake, who was presiding judge, gave him to years in the state pentitentiary at Laramie City and Hinton1s case was dismissed for lack of evidence. And Butch was the goat in the deal and innocent of the trap he was placed in. The sheriff was a friend of Butch1s, along with many others, and Butch went willingly without chains along with Sheriff Orson.* The sheriff treated Butch as a companion traveler. And no one suspected him of being the Hole-in-the-Wall1s leader of the Wild Bunch who had been captured and sentenced to prison as they had no word in the paper. Orson recommended Butch very highly to the warden at the pen, Warden Adams. It was not until the cell door was closed on Butch that he realized that he was really in prison. He was then completely broken. He was allowed a cell-mate in a few days and later was taken to the yard for exercise. He was always an obedient prisoner and gave no trouble to anyone. He had money and was allowed to buy books, paper, candy or tobacco or anything he want- ed. About the 15th of February, 1895, a guard came and summoned Cassidy to the office. His caller was Judge Brent whose fault it was that Cassidy was there. The judge offered his appology and wanted to shake hands and told Butch he would talk with the governor to release him. Butch refused the handshake. [He] also told the judge he would get even with him "if it is the last act I ever do. And when I shake hands with a man, he must be a gentleman." This was new to the judge for he was used to people begging him for favors. So the judge and Governor Richards, being good friends and stockmen, Cassidy was released from prison April 1, 1895.** Cassidy had served seven months of his sentence and he was pardoned. The shock was almost as bad as when the prison doors closed on him. He was allowed to bid the other prisoners "good-bye," as well as the guards and warden. He held no animosity against anyone connected with the prison. They had all been good to him and respect- ed his straight-forwardness. He went to Lander and found his friends had lost no respect for him [or] confidence in him and [they] showed him the best of time. Hinton was not in town but was nicely located on a stock farm and was very friendly with the stockmen.*** Butch1s old friend, the sheriff, asked him what he wanted to do and he said "I want to go straight if they will let me. It was the stockmens1 move and if they move in the wrong direction I will give them plenty to chase me for." He went to Lost Cabin and then to Powder River and he soon found he was on the "black list" right in earnest. Every place he went, there were no hands wanted. He then went to Badwater country and found out there by friends who had just come from Lander that a certain man in the Sweetwater country had sworn out a warrant for his arrest for stealing fifty head of horses about five years previous to his release from the pen. *The man's name was Orson Grimmett, sheriff of Fremont County. **Phillips used names such as "Judge Brenton" and "Judge Brent" whose existence can- not be confirmed. There was a Judge J. W. Blake in Laramie City but so far as is known he had nothing to do with Cassidy's case. Prison records show Cassidy was pardoned on January 19, 1896. It's possible he could have been released earlier. ***An 1896 Lander city directory shows Al Hainer working at a livery stable and living in the Cottage Home Hotel that year. -10-
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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 317808
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6t43szj/317808