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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
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Setname gr_pbb
Date Created 2005-03-18
Date Modified 2005-03-18
ID 317865
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Description "He got drunk and stayed that way for a week," [Buck continued.] "Say, oldtimer, maybe you think you haven't any friends in Rock Springs. I'll bet if you rode in there tomorrow they would turn the town over to you and put on a regular Fourth of July celebration. They said old Grimmet had tears in his eyes when he rode out of Lander with his posse to head you off after [the] Montpelier robbery. Have you heard anything of Kid Curry lately?* "You remember that fellow, Howe, that Mormon over in Star Valley?"'""' Well, him and one of his deputies got after old man Stoner-'*** [and] arrested him as an accomplice of you fellows. [They] took him into town and just raised hell with him trying to get him to admit that he knowed something about you fellows but they couldn't get anything out of the old man so finally [they] turned him loose. "Well, it seemed Kid got wind of what they done to the old fellow, so he went gunning. He trailed Howe and his deputy over into Star Valley and headed them off and they shot it out. When it was all over, Howe and his deputy had moved on in the next world. "They lost all track of the Kid when he struck Green River Valley. Too bad for Howe. He always wanted to kill somebody and when he got a chance to kill a real hard man he forgot how to pull the trigger and draw at the same time. That Kid sure is bad medicine when he gets a sore spot." "I am sorry the Kid got mixed up with Howe, but the damn fool had no business tying into old Stoner. He had nothing to do with the holdup. How long are you going to stay, Buck? And, did you come in alone?" "No, Toot Herford and Harry Long and Jimmy Morgan came with me." "Where are you stopping, Buck? [I] may be around to see [you]." "I am stopping at the Normandie**** and I sure am looking for[ward to seeing] you." They dropped into a bar and had a drink for old time's sake and Butch sudden- ly remembered he had a date so he bade Buck good-bye. Butch concluded Chicago was too small for him and Buck. Thinking he might decide to want to get some of the big reward that was over Butch's head, he changed clothes and planned on how he would leave town. He was not so much afraid of Buck as he was of Jimmy Morgan. Thinking it to be easier to be traced by train, he went down to the docks. The safest way would [be to] get a berth aboard some boat and work his way out. The first boat he came to was the City of Petoskey.***** He learned that she went directly to Manistee [in Michigan] and [the] next stop was Mackinac Island. He went aboard and asked for work. "We have all the deck crew we need. Can you wheel a steamer?" [asked the captain]. *See Charles Kelly, The Outlaw Trail, pp. 261-265, for another version possibly of this story. Kid Curry killed Sheriff Jesse M. Tyler of Moab, Utah, on May 17, 1900. But this was long after the Montpelier robbery. Curry, the alias for Harvey Logan, killed Pike Landusky in the Little Rockies of Montana in late 1894 and disappeared. Cassidy may have known him by this time, following Montpelier, but Curry's first foray with the Wild Bunch was not until June 1897 and the robbery of the bank in Belle Fourche, S. D. Cassidy was in the neighborhood, may have helped plan it, but did not participate. **No one named Howe, a law officer or otherwise, Mormon or not, could be found in records of Star Valley or the vicinity. Old-timers did not remember this name. -Wr*Abraham "Rocky" Stoner, who was in prison when Butch was. ****The Normandie was located at 339 Michigan Avenue. -'"'"'"'"''The boat City of Petosky was built in 1888 in Manitowoc, Wis., and made cruises between Chicago and South Haven as Phillips describes. -26-
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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 317824
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