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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
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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 Maxwell had a sweetheart who always seemed to know of his whereabouts and would occasionally pay him a visit but never for any length of time. She was a smart woman and beautiful to look at.* What her early history was no one knew, she apparently loved Maxwell dearly, but was not the mushy type. Maxwell was very much in love with Betty Price and was extremely jealous in his respect for her. Unfortunate was any man who intentionally or otherwise passed any disparaging remark about Betty in his presence. At one time he knocked a man cold for simply remarking that he'd give half his interest in heaven for that woman. Maxwell was a natural born gentleman and had all the earmarks of one. Always emaculate in appearance and the attitude of a perfect gentleman. He like Cassidy was always the champion of the underdog. Betty was a true match for Dick Maxwell. She at all times looked and carried herself like a lady attending to her own business and showed no interest in anyone but Maxwell. When they first met I** do not know. Neither did I know whether they were married or not. Of one thing I am certain, they were truly devoted all through the years I knew them in the United States and South America. Maxwell was not what one could call sullen but he was very reserved and in- clined to be distant except with his very closest friends and there were times when he held himself aloof from them. He was quick and active with a six-shooter and if in a fit of temper or attacked he could shoot on the instant. Both he and Cassidy invariably shot from the hip and their aim was fully as accurate as if they used a sight. Except when on a long ride or holding up a train, their six-shooters were always carried in the front waistband of their trousers and covered with their vest from where it was easier to draw then from their scabbard, as they were in exact position for firing on the instant of their draw. It also gave them an unarmed appearance. Either of these men could draw and fire before the ordinary fellow could pull a trigger. This quick draw was due to continual practice and made them dangerous opponents as their aim was always fast from the body. Curry, the third member of the trio, was unlike either Cassidy or Maxwell in as much as he was rather inclined to be surly and awkward, to resist new acquaintances regardless of who they were. He would not cause trouble but would resent the slight- est insult or injury instantly. If a man did him a wrong or attempted to injure him in any way, he never forgot it and at the first opportunity would even his score with him. His experiences in early life had been very bitter and he had gradually arrived at the state of mind where he felt everyone was against him, and therefore, [he] did not hesitate to kill upon the least provocation. Cassidy was undoubtedly the only living man who had any control over him. Cassidy1s very calmness seemed to put a chill of fear in him. Cassidy had a strange influence over everyone. I have seen him deliberately walk up to a man who had the drop on him and without a move toward drawing his six-shooter, take his gun away from him. When cornered or threatened there seemed to come into his eyes a look that spelled death and very few men ever took a chance. He seldom became embroiled in any way, unless attacked by some crazy drunk which was exceptional. The winter was spent in a quiet, orderly manner. Many plans were discussed for the following summer. It was finally decided to send Betty Price to a small town in Oklahoma to investigate, as far as she could, the probable amount of cash usually carried in the main bank of the town. »He is obviously describing Etta Place. **Here and elsewhere in his manuscript, Phillips slipped into first person. If he had known "Maxwell" and "Betty Price" in the United States and South America., then he, Phillips, was Cassidy! -18-
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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 317816
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6t43szj/317816