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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 She left the next day for Oklahoma where she scouted around for about ten days. Upon her return, she reported that from all she could learn, they carried about twenty thousand to thirty thousand dollars in the bank at all times. With this information, Butch left for the scene of the prospective holdup to size up the situation and, if practical, to arrange for a getaway. The busy little town, of A--- was located on one of the main railroads but there was a long unsettled stretch of country to the west in which there were numerous places to hide out for a short time if too hastily pursued. After a week's investigation, Butch notified the boys to join him at a certain place about one hundred miles west of the intended robbery [site]. In due time, Curry, Maxwell and Betty Price arrived at the rendezvous and plans were immediately begun for the job at hand. It was finally decided to buy one string of saddle horses at the place where they were and from there, ride east into the wide, unsettled country representing themselves as prospective settlers. When after a distance of forty or fifty miles had been covered, they would buy another string which they would post as relays. Their plan was to leave Betty with the relay so that nothing would be likely to go amiss in their plans. The plan was Cassidy's out to the letter and everything worked out as planned. When within a distance of about twenty miles from the prospective robbery, they made a light camp in a small clump of timber in a small valley about a quarter of a mile from the little-used road which they were following. Here, they stopped for two days to allow their horses to rest up and to make a final check on their plans and to arrange a future meeting place should it become necessary to separate. On the day of the robbery, they rode into town about 2:30 in the afternoon. Arriving at the bank, Curry was left a few steps away to guard the horses and the retreat from the bank. There was but three men behind the cage and two customers in the bank when they entered and as they both carried their guns concealed, no one suspected their mission until they were all covered. The customers were lined up against the wall and the help behind the cage ordered out to join them. Then, while Maxwell watched them, Butch cleaned up the cash inside the cage as well as what he could find in the vault safe. There was about forty or fifty pounds of gold, which seemed to have been left for some special purpose. This being too heavy to carry, Cassidy decided to leave about half of it. As soon as he collected all the currency except the gold, which he intended leaving, the customers and bank help were hustled inside the vault and the door closed in order to insure at least a few minutes safety in their getaway. As they left the bank, the door behind was pulled and the lock thrown on for further safety. This last precaution was taken in case a customer came along, he would think the bank closed and proceed on his way. The robbery itself was as easy as the one in Utah but the getaway proved to be more exciting. They had ridden perhaps three or four miles from the scene of the robbery before the employes were able to release themselves from the vault, but as soon as they could get on the street, hell let loose in earnest. A posse of about twenty men was soon organized and in hot pursuit of the bandits. Owing to the head start they had, it was an easy matter to outride the posse and reach their relay left in charge of Betty Price. In a few minutes, the saddles were changed and they were off full speed again and soon [they had] outdistanced their pursuers. When the posse arrived at the relay and discovered that the bandits had made a relay, they realized it would be useless to follow them further on tired horses, so gave up the chase and returned to town to await further developments. Shortly after the posse had set out from A---, the news of the holdup was wired to all surrounding towns and in a short time a second posse was formed in a small cow town fifty miles distance from the scene of the holdup. -19-
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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 317817
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6t43szj/317817