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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 "Sure," says Butch. "Alright, get your dunnage aboard. We will let go in less than an hour." He was second watch out and this relieved Butch [of] the anxiety of taking the boat out of the river which was very congested. He had no trouble keeping the ship on her course which was twelve hours from midnight until six in the morning. He left the ship at its first stop and never returned to finish the journey with her. He stayed around this place for a few days planning his next getaway. He had purchased the daily paper and road maps and boat time tables to study and read the paper which was always his habit. So, just as he had expected there was the big headlines in the "Chicago Tribune:" "Butch Cassidy, notorious bandit, seen in Chicago. Rewards of $15,000 are offered by three different states and the federal government. Officers are combing the city and [its] environs for the premier of bandits. Authentic descriptions [have] been wired to all nearby cities and county seats and with every police officer on the alert it is thought that [it will be] only a matter of hours [before] this super train and bank robber will be reposing behind locked doors." The article continued with a full description of him and also a full account of the many robberies he had committed. One thing that amused Butch: At the end of the column [it] stated [that his] habits [are] unknown. [The] description was good except [for] heigth*, and the amount of robberies was terrific. It stated that over one half million dollars were taken, and all the robberies in the West were pinned on him and the little Wild Bunch from Hole-in-the-Wall. Owing to all:this outburst, he knew he must move on so the following day he decided to make a break by boat. CHAPTER FIFTEEN: A CLOSE CALL The following morning after breakfast in an out-of-the-way restaurant, he got maps and brought schedules out and studied the best way out. [He] decided to take a boat to Frankfort and from there a train to Mancelona. And, if the coast was clear, he would cross to Saginaw** and make his way on down to Detroit. After eating a good lunch, he strolled leisurely across the bridge to the main part of town to await the outgoing boat for Frankfort. While he was waiting on the corner for the whistle to blow of the boat as an all-clearance, a man was watching him. He realized this all the time [and] was making plans how he would get across the draw bridge to the other side of the river as his intentions were to catch the boat down the river a ways, make a run for it and flag the boat down. When the whistle did finally blow, the draw bridge started to open. Butch made a wild dash and got across and left the man on the other side. This [way he] got away from him. Butch made the boat okay and was on his way to Frankfort. He paid his way as far as Petoskey and then began to look the boat over. After that he found a secluded corner comfortable steamer chair, pulled his hat over his eyes so as to sleep and no one paid any attention to him. "'"Extremely puzzling to proponents of the theory that Phillips was Cassidy are their measurements. Cassidy's Wyoming prison files show him to be five feet nine inches; Phillips measurements on lodge applications and elsewhere show him to be five feet ten to ten and a half inches tall. Phillips, masquerading as assidy, may have known this would possibly prove his claim false, so here claims that the information on Cassidy is wrong. But then it could have been wrong. --For a bandit born in Utah and who spent most of his life in Wyoming, he has an uncommon knowledge of boating, Lake Michigan, and the state of Michigan -- knowledge perhaps only someone who had lived there would have!
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Identifier 032_GRL_BANDIT_PAGE27.JPG
Source Original booklet: Pearl Baker: Interviewed by John McFarlane
Setname gr_pbb
Date Created 2005-03-18
Date Modified 2005-03-18
ID 317825
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6t43szj/317825