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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 The other men were "Dusty" Bill Conner, O'Dell and Kilpatrick. After horses and supplies were ready, they headed for the Big Horn Canyon and a few days found Maxwell waiting and everything as Butch had left it. Maxwell and Butch had built a cabin in readiness for the hideout. Their next plan was on the Northern Pacific a few miles from Billings, but decided differently after thinking it over as there was too much risk for what they would get out of it. They finally all went to the Hole-in-the-Wall and nearly always after a holdup they would go back there again. It was always Cassidy's job to plan the holdup as his judgement of a safe get-away was most generally right and that is the most important in a holdup. They never went directly to the Hole-in-the-Wall, but finally would wind up there if the holdup was in Wyoming, Dakota, Montana, Northern Utah or Idaho. They would always dodge the posse and get behind them. The small ranchers all knew Cassidy along the way and would help him cover up. He was always kind to them and helped them to pay off their mortgages. They knew that the money taken was from mostly the big concerns who could well afford the loss. They also knew the concerns would take the bread from their mouths and turn them out of their homes if they would get a chance. It was very easy for Cassidy and [his] gang to outwit the posses. CHAPTER SIX: THE FIRST UNION PACIFIC HOLDUP In the summer of 1895, along the breaks of the Medicine Bow River, ten miles east of Medicine Bow, they had made themselves acquainted with the train operations and everything was set for the holdup. The following night, each man was assigned to certain places. Cassidy and Kid Curry was to take care of the engine crew; Maxwell, Kilpatrick-'- were to take care of the other work. Conner was to take care of the horses. When the fort mail rolled into the little water station at Wilcox, and the engine stopped, Cassidy and Curry were in the engine cab. The fireman was forced to uncouple the mail and ex- press cars and the engine was ordered to pull up the track one half mile. Curry hit the engineer on the head because of his slowness to obey their orders for the fireman to pull the engine ahead. Curry [was] guarding the engine crew; Kilpatrick, the train crew, while Cassidy and Maxwell raided the mail and baggage. Soon all was done. Every man knew his part and did it. Within ten minutes the men were in their saddles and on their way. They had left relays of horses at Sheep Creek. They misjudged the speed of the posse and came face to face with each other and the battle was on. There were twenty men in the posse and six of the bandits. Cassidy began by dropping the horses of the posse after they had fired on them. Curry killed the sheriff. When the leader was killed, the rest of the posse loaded the sheriff on a horse and were on their way to Douglas and the holdup was a success. The loot was $48,000.** They went back to the Big Horn Canyon after a while to settle down to a normal life. But it seems some of the train crew recognized Butch, Curry and Maxwell so it was certain these three will be connected with the train robbery. *In the handwritten copy of Phillips' manuscript from which this was taken, there was a space behind Kilpatrick1s name as if another name belonged there also. **The Wilcox train robbery occurred on June 2, 1899, not in 1895. Some details here are correct including the killing of a sheriff (Joe Hazen) following the robbery. This robbery is well covered in most Cassidy books. -12-
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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 317810
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6t43szj/317810