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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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Title GRL_BANDIT_PAGE22
Description CHAPTER TWELVE: CASSIDY RIDES INTO LANDER While the posse was looking for the gang, Cassidy rode into Lander at night and visited a woman he was very much in love with. She was glad to see him. She told him two posses had been formed from this town and were out on the search. He said he had to take a chance on seeing her for a few minutes. She told him that several men had been reported killed during the holdup and that he had promised no bloodshed. He said no man had been killed by him and he hoped never to have to to save his own life. Before leaving she gave him a little gold chain bearing a gold cross to wear in memory of her. Butch wore the chain for many years and not a night went by that he did not kiss the little cross that hung to it, and the loss of it came near costing him his life when he discovered it was gone.* CHAPTER THIRTEEN: PURUSING POSSES EASILY EVADED After working his way out of Lander, Butch took a course east on the divide between the Wind River and the Sweetwater River where there was little danger of meeting with any of the posses which were hunting him. There was no moon in the sky but the night was clear and the stars gave enough light to sthat he could see various landmarks which would guide him on his course. He was riding a wonderful horse which would easily carry him a hundred miles a day. If necessary, [it] could outdistance any ordinary horse if put to a test. It was fifty miles from Lander to Muskrat Creek by the route he took and by daylight he was making his way toward Soda Springs**. He hoped to dodge the posses and get across the Sweetwater River to the Green Mountains where he could hide and rest for the day. Safely across the river [and] into a small ravine on the north side of the mountains [where there was] plenty of water and grass for his horse, staking the horse out and depending on the whinner [whinney?] of the animal to awaken him if any person or animal should come along and going up the side of the mountain a ways, he stretched out for a rest. Toward evening he was awakened with hunger, not having much food with him after spliting with Maxwell and Curry the day before [and he] had not eaten since that afternoon. He saddled his horse and was soon on his way to an old friend of his, Jess Johnson on a Willow Creek ranch on the east side of the mountains near Whiskey Gap. *It is difficult to determine much about Butch Cassidy's relationships with women. Several frontier women in their old age, among them Dora Lammoraux and Josie Bassett Morris, claimed they had been Butch1s sweetheart. But close investigation proves this not to be true. Women were attracted to him and he liked them but so far as is known he never became "involved" with a woman. Phillips in 1931 near Lander met a woman those with him took to be his old sweetheart from his outlaw days, Mary Boyd Rhodes. But it has never been substantially confirmed that Cassidv and Mary Boyd were sweethearts. If they were then certainly this is the woman he met in Lander on this occasion. See In Search of Butch Cassidy for details. Soda Springs was an old and by this time abandoned stage station near where Shoshoni is today, according to In Search of Butch Cassidy. -22-
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Identifier 027_GRL_BANDIT_PAGE22.JPG
Source Original booklet: Pearl Baker: Interviewed by John McFarlane
Setname gr_pbb
Date Created 2005-03-18
Date Modified 2005-03-18
ID 317820
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6t43szj/317820