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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
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Description The coat was not so awfully ragged, but sufficiently so to give him the appearance of a working man and the scarecrow hat was a gray slouch and fitted him well. He decided he would try to find work with some farmer. Later, as Butch approached some buildings, he saw a man crossing the lane from the house to the barn. Upon observing Butch, he came to a stop and hailed with, "Good morning, nice morning." Butch returned the greeting and asked for work for a few days to help him out. "Ever work on a farm?" "Yes, some." "Where do you belong when you're at home?" "My home has been at Sault Ste. Marie for several years." I came to Detroit to try and get work but found it impossible so figured I'd work in the country and get some part of a job in the woods." "Well, I guess I can use you for a few days until my folks get back. I'll give you a dollar a day and your room and board." There was no sign of suspicion on the farmer's face, and, from Butch1s knowing of faces, this man paid little attention to the affairs of other people. After breakfast of potatoes, bacon, eggs and coffee, Butch helped the farmer with the dishes and then the farmer marked the trees for Butch to fell and drove back to the house. Had his arrangements been made to order, they could not have been better than this. All depended on whether the farmer took a daily paper or not and if he was in the habit of going to town daily. Butch felt relieved when he found the farmer seldom went to town. After supper dishes, he picked up the Sunday Chicago edition and about the first thing he saw was an account of his being discovered in Chicago. It gave a full description of him and he was more than pleased he had swapped clothes with a scarecrow. Habit is one of the most potent factors which aid in the capture of criminals. Realizing this, Butch has always made it a point to avoid forming a habit of any sort. He changed his walk, the combing of his hair, how he wore his hat and the style of his clothes. He often noticed that a change of hats was one of the most effective disguises a man could affect and he never failed to make use of it. No matter how ridiculous a certain hat made [him look], he would unhesitatingly make the change. Cassidy never overestimated his own ability nor underestimated the ability of his pursuers but he at all times applied very natural psychology in all his actions and avoided all the things the other fellow would most naturally conclude that he would do. So there was practically no way of getting a line on him unless one was to meet him face to face and then very few would recognize him unless they had been quite well acquainted with him. There had never been a photograph taken of him, except the one taken when he entered the penitentiary and this was rather distorted and looked little like him** so the best the authorities had to go on was a description of him except those who knew him personally. "'"Research in both Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan, and Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario, includ- ing stories in local newspapers, failed to disclose any information on a Phillips family or a William T. Phillips having lived there. However, this may be interior evidence that Phillips was from Sault Ste. Marie if he was not Cassidy. -"'-Why Phillips would say the prison photo of Cassidy is "distorted" and "looked little like him" is not known. In 1900, Cassidy was again photographed in Fort Worth, Texas, and he looks the same as he does in the prison photo. Those are the only two authenticated photos of Butch Cassidy. -31-
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Identifier 036_GRL_BANDIT_PAGE31.JPG
Source Original booklet: Pearl Baker: Interviewed by John McFarlane
Setname gr_pbb
Date Created 2005-03-18
Date Modified 2005-03-18
ID 317829
Reference URL