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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 CHAPTER SIXTEEN: BACK TO WYOMING A week passed before the farmer's family returned home. He left the evening of the day they [were to] arrive. He decided to go west by [way of] St. Louis. He continued his role as a farmhand. He thought people would be less apt to pay attention to him. Arriving in St. Louis, he fitted himself with a new outfit [including] starched shirt collars and cuffs. He went across the river by ferry boat and dropped his old clothes which were in a bundle en route. Arriving at the other side of the river, he learned he could get passage to Rock Springs, Wyo. The following midnight found him nearing Medicine Bow. He remembered there was a heavy grade ahead. As soon as the train started to pick up speed again he jumped and rolled over several times. He walked the rest of the way to Medicine Bow where he got a horse from Burns' friend. But finally [he] decided to go on foot. He arrived at Burns' ranch at seven in the morning rather footsore. "Well, I'll be damned. Where'n hell did you blow from?" exclaimed Burns when Butch showed up at the ranch. Butch explained how he got there and then asked for some chuck. "I see by the Cheyenne Tribune* that they came near nailing you in Chicago. And followed you all around Michigan. That was a hell of a stunt you pulled on Walker there in Michigan. Served him right though, he was a dirty skunk anyhow. You know they always suspicioned him and Slick Nard of killing Burch and Bedford** ¦ over there in the Basin where they found them dead after they had been shot through the head while tied to their horses and their hands tied behind their back. "In my mind that was not holdup as they said, but just a plain killing on their part. Or they might have been hired to do it by old man Lloyd***," [said Burns.] "I haven't seen anything about that in the papers. What time did they find him?" asked Butch. "Oh, about midnight. They wouldn't have found him [Walker] then if it hadn't been for the dog they took with them. The dog found him. He was a little stiff and weak but aside from having his feelings hurt by 'skeeters' he was alright." "Well, I had to tie him up or go to jail. Do you know Burns, I think I'll have to go back to that neck of the woods some day and upset one of their little banks for them. They'd get an awful kick out of it. "They're so damn slow in that country, they can't stop quick. I even slept with the sheriff one night in Mancelona when he was hunting for me. I'll bet they'd elect a new sheriff if they knew that!" "Oh, say, I have some bad news for you. A neighbor of mine lost his wife [and] her last wish being that she should be buried near her mother a way back in Pennsylvania. He didn't have the money. He's a square shooter so I let him have a thousand dollars of your money you left with me so he could take his wife back where she wanted to be planted and he took his kids with him. I can sell a few of my best steers this fall and pay you back if you can wait that long." "Well, Burns, you old devil. If I had found out that you had had the chance to help him out and didn't do it you and I would have cut strings. So you just forget it. I'm tickled to death that you had sense enough to do it, and let me tell you right now that any time you can do any good with my money you do it and it will be alright with me. Have you heard anything new in the country since I've been gone?" *Wyoming Tribune of Cheyenne. **Best account of the Burch and Bedford killings: True West, Jan. 1984, Dorothy Milek, "Killings in Wyoming." ***This may be Otto Franc, cattle baron and owner of the Pitchfork Ranch. -32-
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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 317830
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