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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 application/pdf
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_PAGE16
Description After he had been in the city several days and had become acquainted with his Location, he felt it would be quite safe for him to venture out a little in the evenings provided he stayed close to the crowds or the theater. He reasoned it would be no easy task to recognize even his best friends on crowded streets at night much less a stranger with nothing but a description to go on. He got a lot of satisfaction from helping the little newsboys. He usually gave them 50 cents or a dollar saying, "keep the change." The happy smiles they'd give him meant a lot. One evening early, while on his way" to a hotel, he was approached by a ragged little newsboy who begged him to buy a paper. He appeared to be about seven or eight years of age, wore no stockings and a pair of worn out shoes. Tears rolled down his face as he told Cassidy of his sick mother and little sisters at home with- out food or fire. Cassidy went home with him to see what could be done. After about a mile walk, they came to what the little fellow called home. The child led him to a room where the mother was laying on an old worn out mattress on the floor and scarcely enough bed clothing to cover her. The younger child had crawled into the bed beside the mother to keep warm. The mother appeared to be about 28 or 30 years old, [had] a kindly face, and there was every indication by her conversation that she had not long been accustomed to such [a] state of poverty. He figured the main cause of her illness was lack of food. He remembered passing a small grocery store and decided to go back and get some food. He returned shortly with all the food he could carry. There were a few sticks of wood the children had picked up in the neighborhood and soon he had a fire going and food on the stove. He had bought a big steak and with canned soup and a few other things [theyl soon had a wholesome meal [including] milk for the children, bread and plenty of butter and canned fruit for dessert. He discovered there was scarcely enough dishes to serve a meal on so he had to use some of the cooking utensils. There was no table so he brought the food to the bed. After propping the mother up he watched her eat a bowl of hot soup and some fruit. The children ate soup -- they were starved -- and consumed most of the steak, besides a large glass of milk and bread and butter. After the dinner party was over, the fixed them up as best he could and left promising to return the following morning. He went at an early hour and visited different stores so as not to cause curiosity. When he arrived at the little home he found the mother much improved but still in bed. Before he could prepare their food he discovered he would have to get fuel somewhere. There was a fuel yard not far away and soon there was plenty of fuel and a good fire going. Breakfast consisted of bacon, soft boiled eggs, fruit, toast and milk. After breakfast he went out and bought a couple of bedsteads, [a] new mattress, and springs, a good supply of bed clothes and a small table and chairs as well as dishes and glasses. These he had sent to the home. Then he turned his attention to food. He ordered flour, bacon, ham, canned goods to be delivered at once. By the time he returned the furniture was being unloaded and the groceries soon arrived. That was the happiest day Cassidy had spent for several months. He spent most of the day straightening things up [as] best he could, swept floors, cleaned [the] stove, set up furniture and made beds with the new, clean bedding. Every few minutes he'd stop to romp with the kids who were so delighted they couldn't be still for a minute. While he was fixing up the place, the mother told him how she and her husband came out there from the east and how her husband had taken sick and died about a year ago and how she had done odd jobs of house work while trying to take care of her family. Work was scarce and pay was small and eventually she found it necessary to mortgage some of her furniture in order to buy food. When the loan became due and she couldn't pay the loan sharks moved her furniture out and now the landlord was -16-
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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 317814
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6t43szj/317814