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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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Description Butch was not through that part of the country for a long time after the time the man had said the horses were stolen. It was just another excuse to tangle with the law again. This man* was instrumental in the former arrest and [was] afraid that Butch might harbor a grudge against him. He fancied another conviction wouldn't be hard. That warrant had he but known would start all the hell that all of the police officers in the United States were not able to stop. The sheriff, a good friend of Butch1s, warned him through another friend, so he could get out of the country because he knew it was another frame-up. Next day, after Butch received word from the sheriff, he saddled his horse and without pack horse, headed back to Lander as far as Beaver Creek in the Sweetwater Valley where he rounded up fifty head of the best horses owned by the man who had sworn out the warrant for his arrest. He herded them across the Red Desert, down into Utah, as far as the Lee's Ferry country where he scattered them all over as far as the breaks of the Colorado Canyon. CHAPTER 5: THE FIRST BANK ROBBERY Money was getting scarce and it took capital to operate any business and be- sides, now Cassidy was in every sense an outlaw as he had made no attempt to sell or give away the horses he had gotten. It was an easy matter to pick up a man for any job in those days in Southern Utah. And Butch thought he could easily locate the man he wanted. This man was Dick Maxwell**, and known in the north as Harry Gratwick. Dick Maxwell was a man about Butch1s size and build but was slightly darker than Butch. He, like Butch, was quick as a steel-trap in his movements and was a dead shot. Butch had unlimited strength and knew how to use it. Maxwell had been in trouble several times but had never been convicted of any crime.** He was open for anything that sounded like money. Butch was to look over a certain bank, then make plans for a holdup. A bank in central Utah was planned on. Horses and supplies enough to last five days [were left] in the foothills of the Wasatch Mountains twenty miles from the holdup. They set fire to an old abandoned shack three miles from town to attract attention. It was 12 o'clock. Cassidy did the holdup. Maxwell stood guard. They got most of the money and were out of sight before a posse could be formed. They rested their horses that night and ate a cold meal and slept after two days travel. They, [they] stopped to rest in Wyoming. They found they had $7,000.*** They divided it so they would have their share in case of a split-up. They hid out in the Cook Stove Basin for a long time. Then they began to look around again. Butch went to the Hole-in-the-Wall from Big Horn Canyon in three days, [a] distance of 80 miles as the crow flies. He located the three men that he wanted. Kid Curry, quick and fearless of no man or devil, was his first man with a deadly shot. To Curry, human life meant nothing. [He was] quite different from Butch Cassidy. He did not look for trouble but did not waste time if it came his way. Cassidy would go a long way to avoid trouble, not from fear, but from policy. Robbing a bank meant nothing. But killing in cold blood was another, which he did not approve Cassidy would rather outwit the pursuers but Curry would kill if they followed too close. *Big Horn rancher Otto Franc was behind Cassidy1s arrest on horsetheft charges, but there is no evidence Cassidy took this revenge against him. ** Obviously Harry Longabaugh, the Sundance Kid. ***There was no known Wild Bunch bank robbery in Utah. Butch1s first "job" was against the San Miguel County Bank in Telluride, Colorado, in 1889. After prison, his first robbery was of the Montpelier, Idaho, bank, from which he reportedly net- ted $7,000 and fled into Wyoming -- so this may be the bank. -11-
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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 317809
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6t43szj/317809