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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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Description This posse rode southeast thinking there was a possible chance of intercept- ing the bandits in case they were headed west. What they had figured on proved a good hunch for after about a two-hour ride they came directly onto the bandits but the bandits had discovered the posse first. At the place where they met them happened to be an old abandoned cabin. The bandits made for it and succeeded in reaching it just before the posse was within range. Cassidy ordered all the horses brought inside the cabin. The doors were closed and they proceeded to make loopholes between the logs to shoot through. In a few seconds, lead was flying in all directions. Each man carried a six- shooter and carbine. The same ammunition was used in both six-shooter and carbine. They all packed the same size guns so as not to be out of ammunition for any gun at the same time. The fight continued for over an hour. About twenty men to four bandits for Betty Price could readily be counted as one of them as she fired shot after shot. The battle cabin was full of powder smoke and the air was stifling but they fought on. It was becoming dark by this time and the bandits had so far taken a toll of one man killed and three wounded in the posse. Just at this time, Betty happened to get in range of a window and received a crease across the shoulder. As soon as Maxwell discovered that she had been hit he became wild. He immediately determined to ride out and fight the posse in the open. Cassidy figured that might be a good idea, and, in a minute all three were outside and on their horses. No time was wasted in shooting at long range. They rode directly into the posse and [it was] only a few seconds more until two more of the posse were wounded and three or four [of their] horses [were] down. They finally decided to retreat as the bandits had them outclassed at every turn and their wounded had to be taken care of. The apparent leader of the posse threw in his gun and the others did the same. Maxwell went back to Betty and patched up her shoulder which was only a deep flesh wound. He chewed some tobacco and put it on the wound and bound it up tight with a piece of Betty's undershirt. They were soon in their saddles and on their way. They rode the greater part of the night and finally stopped to rest. They divided the spoils among the four which proved to be about $26,000 in all. After dividing the money, they soon went separate ways naming a future meeting place. The thing that save them: The posse had to fight out in the open with no protection whatever. It would seem marvelous that only one of the group was hit, until we stop to consider how that in ordinary warfare, there is only one man in every thousand killed or wounded by every two thousand shots fired.*1' CHAPTER TEN: CASSIDY LEAVES STATES FOR HONDURAS Cassidy finally made his way to Galveston and after a few days left there on a trading schooner for Central America. They stopped at a small town on the coast of Honduras called Esparinga** located about twenty miles inland from the mouth of the -The Wild Bunch never staged a robbery in Oklahoma nor does the action here correspond with any of their known holdups. -'"^Perhaps, La Esparanza. -20-
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Identifier 025_GRL_BANDIT_PAGE20.JPG
Source Original booklet: Pearl Baker: Interviewed by John McFarlane
Setname gr_pbb
Date Created 2005-03-18
Date Modified 2005-03-18
ID 317818
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6t43szj/317818