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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 for a glass of beer. One place, the old McVictor Theater*, there was around 40 men -- all loafers - and as he ordered a drink they all moved up to the bar. Cassidy was quick observing and ordered drinks for the house. [In] those days, free lunches were served with beer, two glasses for five cents. Chicago had a lot of idle men and Butch liked the idea of serving free lunches in the bars to feed them and took great pleasure in going from one saloon to the other buying beer for the needy. Of course, there were always crooks among them, especially on the South Side. One night he met a couple of bullies in the saloon on the South Side near the Ontario Variety Theater** who invited him to another place. On the way there they stepped in[to] an alley and started to quarrel, seeing their game watched them. Seeing that Butch was not going to fall for their game and [might] try to separate them, they both started for him. He grabbed his gun and hit one over the head with the butt end and then the other, knocking them both out. He pulled them to one side and left them lay to come out of it as they might in their own sweet way. He was careful all the time not to let either of them get behind him as he figured they were up to some sort of a crooked game. This incident amused Butch as he had often heard about how these strong-armed fellows worked. On a sign in front of the Ontario Theater it said "Big free show -- Walk in," so he went in. The first floor displayed some slot machines, some ticheries***, and finally concluded with some brick and wing dances. On the second floor [was] a sort of stage show. On the third floor, [was] a real bar and tables and girls who worked on [a] percentage. Here, Butch met a young girl who- was [the] out- standing girl from the rest working on the floor for drinks and percentages and tips. They talked a while and he liked her very much. [He] thought she wasn't the sort who belonged in that sort of place. As they had more beer and talked, he became curious and asked her why and how she happened to be in a place like that. She looked at him for a second, then said: "I don't know who you are but I think you are a real rounder and a square shooter so I am going to tell you. I met a fine looking man a few years older than myself at a dance [and we] became very friendly. He seemed to be a fine fellow. "We finally decided to get married. Finally, he didn't have work and couldn't get work, so I went to work and finally he got me in here. I found out later that we weren't even legally married. I haven't seen him now for three weeks." "Do you like it here?" Butch asked. "No, I hate it, but I want to go West. So I have to put up with this sort [of thing] 'til I can save enough to get away. I live with my cousin." "Well, what would you say if I told you I would help you get out of here and on your way to Seattle as I think there would be the best place to get good honest work? What experiences have you besides this work?" "I have had quite a lot of office work. And I would bless you 'til my dying day if you would get me out of here." So he said for her to be all ready as near as possible in a short time and she told him she would have to stay until three o'clock. "Then I will send a message that your cousin is very ill. And you come downstairs and meet me two blocks down the street. I will be watching to see that you are alone and that no one molests you. If they do, I will take care of them." *This was located at West 80 Madison. **This could not be located in old records. ***Terpsichoreans, possibly. -24-
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Identifier 029_GRL_BANDIT_PAGE24.JPG
Source Original booklet: Pearl Baker: Interviewed by John McFarlane
Setname gr_pbb
Date Created 2005-03-18
Date Modified 2005-03-18
ID 317822
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6t43szj/317822