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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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Title GRL_BANDIT_PAGE30
Description Now, good drivers of six-horse teams were not easily picked up in that part of the country, consequently he was not long in striking up a bargain with the manager, who proved also to be the owner of the little circus. The day being Saturday, the week's show would be over that night and as circuses never waste any time, it was planned to leave San Beach that night as soon as the evening show was over. The next stop was to be at a little inland town called Bad Axe, a distance of about twenty miles, where the manager planned a two-day show starting Monday. Everything moved along smoothly. Butch made a hit with the big boss, as a six-horse driver and they arrived in Bad Axe the following morning after leaving Sand Beach. The two-day show over in Bad Axe, their next stand was to be at Cass City which was to be another two-day stand. The trip from Bad Axe to Cass City was made without anything occurring outside the usual trials and tribulations of the old road show on wheels and Wednesday night found the little circus colony at rest in Cass City. Butch had felt perfectly safe with this little outfit showing in these little out-of-the-way country towns. His idea in joining the show was to kill time in some occupation where he would not attract attention until the excitement which had been stirred up by the Chicago papers would have time to die down a little but everything was not going to be as easy as he had planned. On the afternoon of the second day that the circus was•in Cass City, Butch came face to face with a former special deputy sheriff whom he had known well in western Wyoming. "This is a hell of a mess," he thought, "to be bottled up in a country like this." There was little chance of a getaway if this fellow was allowed to get to an office or even spread the alarm on the circus grounds. So he instantly formed a plan which he thought might work out. It just happened that when he met the fellow, they were alone and back of the wagons. So he made a bold break. Always armed, Butch, after a quick glance around, made a quick step toward the man and at the same instant drew and pushed his six-shooter against the fellow's belly as he remarked, "one word out of you or even a look and you will be coyote bait. Now turn around and walk slowly down the street ahead and don't forget that I have you covered. I'll direct you which way to go." Butch took the position about a half step behind and a little to the right of the man and with his hand on the butt of his six-shooter, he was ready for instant action should the fellow make the slightest move to make a run for it. After coming to a forest, they continued for a distance of two hundred yards and they turned into an abandoned logging road. Then addressing his man in a mild voice he said: "Walker, I hate to do this but I must tie you up for a few hours." Walker had a good drink out of the creek and" then Butch tied Walker with his own belt to a tree. Butch also took the man's handkerchief, rolled some moss in it and made a gag which he stuffed in Walker's mouth. Butch then retraced his steps and made his way to the depot. [He] found a passenger train was leaving at seven so he returned to the circus ground and selected a few small articles which he wished to take with him. Returning to the depot, he wrote a short note addressed to the postmaster describing Walker's predicament and how to find him. He figured he would have at least three hours start before they would be on his trail again. Arriving in the outskirts of Pontiac, a distance of sixty miles, he left the train at a railroad crossing and made camp at a lake shore that night. Butch was up the first sign of day. Moving toward one side of the grove he saw an old scarecrow and changed clothes with it which entirely changed his appearance. -30-
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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 317828
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6t43szj/317828