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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 The steamer was due at Frankfort at 7:30 so dinner was served at six on board the boat. He ate a good hearty meal not knowing what minute he would have to take to the woods and go without several meals. He left the boat at Frankfort and worked his way as a fireman's helper to Mancelona on this second lap of his getaway. Mancelona was a small town cut out of a dense forest to make a junction. The houses were shacks. He ate supper, then went to the only hotel and asked for a room. Having only one left, the landlord said, "If you will allow me to put someone else in with you if necessary, you can have it." Butch agreed hoping that it would not be necessary. The furnishings of the room consisted of two cots, one dresser, an old wash stand with bowl and pitcher of water, a couple of chairs and no rug on the floor. He pushed a chair against the door instead of locking it so if anyone tried to enter it would knock the chair over and wake him up. He removed his shoes, coat and hat only before retiring so he would be ready for a quick getaway if necessary, blew out the oil lamp and was soon asleep. At one o'clock a rap came on the door. "Who is there and what do you want?" "It is the landlord. I have a party I must ask you to share your room with." Butch removed the chair from the door and got back in bed without lighting the lamp. The landlord lit the lamp. Butch kept quiet with his arm over his eyes or lower part of his face rather shading his eyes so he could see the fellow unobserved. As the fellow took off his coat, Butch saw a sheriff's star and [he] did not feel very comfortable. But [he told himself], if he doesn't get funny neither would he but [he] was ready for action if it was necessary. He did not sleep well and was up in the morning before six. [He] dressed very quietly and went out the same way so as not to disturb the sheriff's rest. Upon going to the office he inquired [as] to whom the roommate was and was told he was a sheriff from Manistee who was looking for some bandit by the name of Cassidy; that he had been seen there the day before and by some way had made his getaway before the officers could nail him. Without further complications, Butch left the hotel and went to the station. There was a train leaving at 7:30 for Saginaw. He was always prepared for any trouble that might occur. Aboard the train he got a very back seat where he could watch everyone but they could not see him without turning around. He slid down in his seat by the window and pulled his hat down a ways as if to sleep and rested in that manner for most of the day. At Saginaw at six that evening he headed for the waterfront to look for a hotel suitable to spend the night in. Finding none he went to the main part of town. At the depot, he saw a train, one engine and two coaches, that was made up for Bay City. He got on the train and in one hour was in Bay City which was not so much on the main line so he felt better there and much safer. [He] got a hotel room, ate a good meal and the world looked brighter to him. He felt that he should get back to the West again. He would be safer there but [he] did not want to be in too much haste. Next morning, he went to the docks in hopes of getting a berth on one of many boats loaded or being loaded ready to go out. He stpped aboard a trim little schooner, The Eagle. While admiring her lines, the skipper stepped on the dock and asked him if he wanted a berth. "That's just what I was looking for, sir, which way are you bound for?" "Sand Beach," returned the skipper. "We are loaded with timber for riprapping on the new government pier and you can hire for the run if you can have a steady berth." "Alright, I will go down with you and if it is all the same to you, I will tell you when we get down whether I will stay steady or not." -28-
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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 317826
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