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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 threatening to turn her out of the house. Cassidy never dreamed there could be such miserable people in the world. The more he thought of it the more bitter he became toward all loan sharks and people who protect them. Had he followed his inclination he would have hunted up the loan shark, robbed him of everything he could get his hands on, even if he had to resort to torture to get it. A queer world that would allow such human torture to go on, to say nothing of a law that protected them in their devilish business. Before leaving the house in the early evening, figuring he had done about all he could do, he said good-bye and slipped a good-size roll of bills into the woman's hand. In order that they wouldn't try to get in touch with him, he told them he was leaving that night for the east. That mother thanked him and the grateful, happy kids furnished Cassidy more happiness than he had known in years. It made him forget for a few minutes that he was a hunted outlaw and nearly every hand was against him. Little did he care about the law. The only fear he had was trhat some time he might be forced to kill to protect his own life. Aside from this, his conscience never bothered him. Such was this man Cassidy, a cool, calculating and fearless outlaw, a man of steel when engaged in a holdup, but gentle as a lamb whenever an opportunity presented itself whereby he might be of help to someone in distress. CHAPTER NINE: THE OKLAHOMA BANK ROBBERY -- A NARROW ESCAPE Cassidy stayed in Los Angeles about four weeks allowing himself but a few days in which to meet the gang in Albuquerque. When he decided to leave, he called the city ticket office and made reservations for Mr. Jones to Albuquerque and engaged a compartment. The train left Los Angeles early in the evening, which would leave him undisturbed until morning. He made arrangements with the porter to make up his berth early and slipped a dollar in his hand and told him he did not want to be disturbed the rest of the day. About eight o'clock in the evening, he rang for the porter who made up his bed and he was left alone from then on until he arrived in Albuquerque. Two days later, Maxwell arrived and the third day, Kid Curry arrived into town. By mere accident, they had all found different places to room. A meeting was arranged and they soon got together to discuss further plans of operations. It was learned that a short time prior to their arrival, A Rio Grande train had been held up and the robbery had been charged to them, so it was unsafe to remain longer than necessary. One of the men connected with the Union Pacific holdup had been picked up and was awaiting trial at that time. While he was considered staunch, some little slip might reveal their meeting place. After waiting several days for Conner, they decided to move south to San Antonio where they would feel safer for the winter. .They scattered going different ways to eventually meet in San Antonio a week later. There, they were fortunate to find suitable places to stop where there was little chance of being recognized and decided to spend the winter there. The actions of Maxwell and Curry were largely dictated by Cassidy. Maxwell was a professional poker player and Curry liked the society of women and the dance hall life. But Cassidy was different. Cassidy insisted they lead the quiet life or go their own way without him. Having confidence in Cassidy1s ability and realizing the importance of his judgement they finally agreed to his plan and thus spent a quiet winter. -17-
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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 317815
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6t43szj/317815