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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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Title GRL_BANDIT_PAGE14
Description Among his holdings was a ranch adjoining the Rathborn ranch. Rathborn and Kenney had always been friendly. So, when Rathborn needed money he went to Kenney. The amount he needed was $1,500, the loan for one year, and the papers drawn up too and everything looked right for the time. Rathborn finally took sick and died a month before the mortgage was due. The widow was not able to pay the mortgage so Kenney foreclosed and demanded possession of the ranch and Rathborn's widow, with her small children, were forced on the mercy of the people in general when a worker for God and the church could have given her the price of the ranch and never noticed it. When Cassidy learned of this, his fighting blood boiled and he formed a determination that somehow or other, he would see that Kenney lost more than he had legally robbed Rathborn1s widow of. Thiswas the main reason why Cassidy had selected this particular bank as his first victim. Soon after the loss of her little ranch, Mrs. Rathborn moved to Salt Lake City where she had relatives. After a time, she was able to get a job in a small rest- aurant and it was there that Cassidy found her after considerable searching. He arranged a meeting with her after working hours and later, when they met, he explained his reason for looking her up. "Minnie, John and I were always good friends, you remember? Well, John did me a big favor at one time and up to now I have never been able to return it. I know it's a little late and had I known of John's financial troubles, I would gladly have helped him out the best I could. "But as you know, I was in a bit of trouble myself at the time and besides I was way up in Montana. "Now I want you to accept some help from me which I feel is due you as John's widow and, I hope, my friend. I suppose you have heard it said that I robbed Kenney's bank? Well, I did. There are lots of banks in the country but I chose his because of the game he pulled on you. I don't need the money; you don't need the ranch, but I made Kenney pay double what the ranch was worth. "Now, Minnie, I want you to accept $6,000 on account." "Mr. Parker (she had always known him as George Parker), I don't feel that it would be right for me to accept this money from anyone considering where it came from. Kenney robbed me of our little ranch, [but] if I did accept it, it would be nothing more than receiving stolen.goods. This, in itself if found out, would cause me more trouble than I already have. No, I feel I would not be doing right." "Minnie, I look at this matter entirely different. I admit I forced the money from them, but again, where did Kenney get this money? I consider that most of his money is blood money squeezed out of his mortgage victims. He brought very little into the country with him, but look at him now. All made from foreclosures on mortgages and on every foreclosure he realized two and three hundred per cent. "The only difference between him and myself is that he uses the law when he holds people up and I use a six-shooter. No one can make me believe that a guy can make one hundred and fifty thousand dollars from a capital of ten or twelve thousand in seven or eight years by loaning money and doing it fair and square. "The law says he can demand his pound of flesh, I admit, but to me it's not honest. No, I feel no remorse for doing this job. I feel that I have done a good deed. I am an outlaw now so I'll devote the rest of my life taking money away from such sharks as Kenney and returning it to those who are honest and need it. "Now you take this money. It's rightfully yours and you need it. If Kenney wanted to be fair with you why didn't he sell your ranch and pay you the difference between what it would bring and the amount of the mortgate? "Now I want you to consider well before you decide against taking this money. If you don't someone else will, but the bank never will even if I have to burn it. Which will it be?" -14-
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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 317812
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6t43szj/317812