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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 Roman River. He had a very good friend here in stock, buying named Montigo who insisted that he stay there with him a while. He had heard of Butch's affairs in the states and assured him he would be safe as long as he started nothing while he was there. He stayed there about two months before he returned to the states. When he arrived in Omaha he notified the others to meet him there. Maxwell arrived in three days and Curry [was] not far behind. They separated again and planned to meet at the old Stoner ranch and rest up again before investigating their next holdup.*'* It was agreed that Butch make a trip into Southern Idaho, in the Mormon district, and look around, as it was understood considerable money was always carried in most of the local banks. CHAPTER ELEVEN: MONTPELIER BANK ROBBERY Cassidy spent about two weeks on his trip of investigation. He went as far north as Idaho Falls and then down to Blackfoot, Pocatello, as far south as Logan, Utah. From Logan he returned north by Preston and made his way over near Bear Lake. Of all prospects he had looked over, he considered the best was a small thriving town near the head of Bear Lake. The chance of a getaway from there appeared good and the bank seemed to carry plenty of money. He returned to the gang. They considered the trail they would take for their getaway and studied landmarks for they would need plenty of landmarks to make speed in a getaway. They made camp at the point where they would leave the relay about fifteen miles out of town at the head of a creek where there was plenty of food and water for the horses. There was no fire built. In the morning, they wrapped a light supply of food in their slickers and tied them behind the saddles. It was planned to stick to- gether [on their getaway] across the Green River Valley, also across the Wind River range of mountains and down through the Sweetwater country if possible. About one o'clock they rode leisurely into town. One stayed with the horses and Butch took the lead in the bank. It was a matter of a few seconds to line up the customers and bank employes. Maxwell stood at one end of the line while Butch transferred the cash to a sock he carried. First the money in the vault and then the cash behind the counter. Coming from behind the cage, he noticed that one man in the lineup had a small boy on the floor beside him. He put the contents which was currency into the bag and then examined the customers and found two six-shooters. He told them to hold their hands up. They made for the door and their horses and were gone. The whole thing took about ten minutes. The alarm was set off and a posse arranged immediately. The delay gave the Wild Bunch a three-minute head start. They reached their relay, changed horses and were off again. Owing to the relay being a little way from the main trail, the posse did not discover a change of horses had been made and continued to follow until nearly dark and their horses played out. They were forced to abandon the search until the following morning. The bandits finally stopped to rest and divide the cash which was about $28,000.** They parted again to meet later. "''The John Stoner Ranch at Cokeville. John, founder of Cokeville, was law-abiding, but his brother, Abe, was not and it was Abe who sheltered the gang. **It is generally believed that Butch Cassidy, Elzy Lay and others staged the Mont- pelier bank robbery to pay for an attorney needed to defend gang member Matt Warner who was facing a murder charge. It is true the gang members escaped going east into Wyoming. All of Phillips' reported loot amounts are high. Most reports indicate a little over $7,000 was taken here. -21-
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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 317819
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6t43szj/317819