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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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Title GRL_BANDIT_PAGE29
Description This was alright with the skipper so Butch went to a secondhand store and got an old sailor duffle bag and some odds and ends of clothes in order to make a proper showing on going aboard the schooner. [He] ate breakfast and was ready to go aboard and after being shown to the forecastle by one of the crew, he stowed his bags in the bunk assigned him and was ready for work back on deck. The Eagle was a trim little schooner with fore and aft rigs with gafftopsails and the trip promised to be like a little play-time trip for Butch. The skipper's name was LaCroix, a Frenchman, and an excellent sailor man. The schooner was rather small and neat -- everything in place and neat. The crew was three work hands, the captain and mate. The captain took his turn at the wheel, the same as the others. Butch started coiling some of the halyards and lashing down the deck load in case of heavy weather at the mouth of the Bay. It was 100 miles from Bay City to Sand Beach by boat. Unless the wind was fair, it would seem much further. [It was] about twelve or fourteen hours run in fair weather. At nine o'clock they arrived at Sand Beach after an all-night [trip] with rough waters and very rough in to [sic] dock and about 500 feet out from the breakwaters the captain ordered to stand by "to lower canvas." And at about 100 feet from the breakwater, he gave the order to lower the mainsail; at the same time he veered her slightly to starboard and as soon as the bow entered the opening of the breakwater, he brought her up quickly to port and she slipped into the harbor as though in a light summer breeze. Once inside the breakwater it was only a few minutes until she was located at her regular landing place. Captain LaCroix had performed a mighty clever bit of seamanship in bringing his little vessel through that narrow entrance of only one hundred and fifty feet in a southeast gale of wind. After the vessel was made secure at her mooring, Captain LaCroix suggested that they all go up town for a real feed instead of getting breakfast aboard ship which job usually fell to him or the mate as they carried no cook for so small a crew, and besides, Captain LaCroix, being sole owner of the vessel, was not spend- ing extra money just to maintain his dignity as skipper when he had plenty of time to do the cooking for his little crew. It was with genuine regret that Butch said good-bye to his companions in the forecastle and Captain LaCroix of the little schooner Eagle after a day spent loitering around Sand Beach harbor. The short trip from Bay City to Sand Beach had been one of great enjoyment to him although very rough and hazardous. He also enjoyed the little town of Sand Beach. Everyone seemed so jolly and carefree that he felt he would like to remain there indefinitely were it not for the fact that he must keep constantly on the move if he wished to retain his freedom in the outside world. Cassidy sometimes regretted that he had ever made the start that was to ex- clude him from society for perhaps the remainder of his life but it had been done and he was fully determined to continue until such time as he could safely hide himself in some isolated foreign country where he could be free from molestation, but there could be no thought of this until he had amassed a sufficient amount of money with which to enter into some kind of business after reaching a foreign country. It happened that while Butch was visiting Sand Beach, there was a small circus performing there. With nothing better to do, Butch thought he would take in the circus the afternoon after his arrival. While there, the thought came to him that it might be a good plan to join this company for a few days providing he could get a job driving one of the teams or something of that sort. So accordingly, he went around to the manager's tent and inquired as to the prospect of getting a job. -29-
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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 317827
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6t43szj/317827