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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 It was quite a surprise to Jess when he opened the door and found his caller was Butch. Being sure there were no strangers around, Butch made himself comfortable while reading the news[paper] and he and Jess exchanged news. A nice dinner was prepared. During supper Johnson related all the news of the movement of the posses. Grimmet's posse had been there that day from Lander and was scouting the country [to the] east. Also [there was] one from Rawlins the day before scouting the Reen Mountains and [it] had met Grimmet's posse at the main crossing of the Sweetwater at Marysville and had continued on west and had circled to the south while Grimmet's posse searched the country east of the Rattlesnake range and circled north. After supper Johnson fixed up some food to last Butch for several days if it would be necessary.* And Butch left him five twenty-dollar gold pieces -- saying-, they were too heavy to carry around. He went from there to Shirley Basin to the head of Little Medicine Bow River [and] again he found a sheltered hideout but left the horse saddled for a quick getaway if discovered. When darkness came he tightened the saddle cinch and rode southwest to avoid any trap which might be set for him. A night's ride of forty miles and early dawn he came to the ranch of his old trusted friend Frank Burns*"1" on Medicine Bow River fifteen miles from Hanna on the Union Pacific Railroad. Butch was on dangerous grounds as he was 20 miles from the Union Pacific holdup at Wileox.*** Butch was forced to take the railroad for transportation and that he would be least expected [to do] here. Burns was surprised to see Butch but most willing to help his friend in any way possible. He stayed there for a day and night while Burns went to Hanna to learn all he could about the movements of various posses and bring out any newspapers he could get. He learned that all the posses had disbanded and returned to their homes. One daily paper had mentioned the Wild Bunch but nothing was mentioned of any arrests so Butch figured that Maxwell and Curry were safe in the Big Horn Canyon.**** On this trip into Hanna, Burns had got through a close friend of his a suit, hat, shoes, suitcase, also shirts for Butch as he had to change his appearance before boarding the train. That night Burns took him to town in a buckboard where he boarded the train for the East. He went to Omaha, then to Iowa, [and] then to State Center where he had friends on a farm near there. These people knew him as a boy and entertained him royally as he was always kind-hearted and agreeable. He stayed with these people a week -- made a trip to a little town Zearing where he purchased a full change of clothing with which to continue his journey east. Leaving his friends there, [he] went to Chicago [and] got a pleasant hotel room and settled down for a few weeks before moving on. Life in the great city was a novelty to Cassidy. In his wanderings about the city he ran into some very amusing incidents. On one occasion, he was strolling about, dropping into numerous saloons ¦'"That Willow Creek rancher Jesse Johnson was an intimate of Butch Cassidy's was not known until the discovery of this manuscript and subsequent interviews with old-timers in the area by Larry Pointer. **No Frank Burns has been found in the history of the area near Hanna. But it is true that ranchers and their employes befriended outlaws such as Butch. ***This chapter is placed so that it appears this all happens following the August 1896 robbery of the Montpelier bank. Since the Wilcox train robbery occurred in 1899, Butch was in no danger at this time and he appears to have his dates badly mixed up. But the hand-copied version of the Phillips manuscript was in such disarray, this may account for these problems. ''****Maxwell (the Sundance Kid)« and Kid Gurry had no part in the Montpelier robbery and in 1896 were not members of the Wild Bunch, so this is inexplicable. -23-
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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 317821
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6t43szj/317821