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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 "Well not much. I heard that they have a standing posse in Cheyenne who are waiting for you to stick up another train and I heard, too, that the Hawley boys are planning to stick up the First National Bank in Lander." "So the Hawleys are figuring on sticking up old Amoretti* eh? Well, it ain't in the catalog. Amoretti is too damn fine a man and besides he's a friend of mine, so I'll just have to bust up their little game in that direction. How's my old pal, Cooly? Is he in shape to carry me a couple hundred miles?" "Oh yes, he's in fine shape and just rarin1 to go." While Burns did some odd chores about the house, Butch sat down and wrote three or four short letters. One was addressed to Kid Curry; one to Dick Maxwell, another to a certain ranchman in the Rosebud country and lastly, a long one to his sweetheart in Lander in which he told her to look for him in their old hiding place in about a week. The following day, he started for the Hole-in-the-Wall. The next morning he was on his last lap to his destination. That day he arrived at Tom O'Day's very happy at being back on old familiar ground again and also within reach of something to eat. Tom and the boys were glad to see him and wanted to know about his exper- iences in the East. He told them about himself while he ate. He was told that not much had happened in this part of the territory except that a sheriff's party from Casper had ridden in there a few days back to look the "Hole" over for any signs of strays from the Wild Bunch. Staying over one day, he arrived in Lander three days later. Walking towards his secret meeting place he soon had his sweetheart in his embrace. "Oh, George**, I'm so glad you're safe," [she said]. Taking her arm, he led her toward the place he left his horse. He told her all about himself leaving out nothing that he thought might be of interest to her. There were no secrets between he and thts'woman he loved so dearly and who, in turn, loved him to the point of idolitry. They sat on the soft grass and he took her in his arms, held her against his breast telling her over and over how dearly he loved her. "We are thinking of moving to California," [she said], "but I can't bear the thought of leaving but I suppose I must. It is finally decided upon." "That would be fine. I could possibly see you oftener than I can while you are here. No one will be looking for me in that part of the country. If nothing happens to me within the next two years I think I'll leave this country and go to South America. And after I get settled I intend to return for you and then we shall always be together in a country [where] no one will know us and there will be no anxiety for either of us. "If you do conclude to move to California, be sure our mutual friend, you know who I mean, has your exact address. Although she has no suspicion of our attachment I shall find a way to learn your address from her and whenever I write you I shall use sensitive ink and write between the lines. "You can do the same in writing to me. All that is necessary is to put a little soda in some water and use a tooth pick in writing. Just the same as you would use a pencil. As soon as the writing is dry it can't be seen until after it has been subjected to heat or the fumes of ammonia or smelling salts. Can you remember this? You practice how to do this when you are alone then you will know how much soda to use in making it properly." As it was growing quite late it was necessary that the lovers should part. As they kissed each other with fond good-bye, little did either of them realize the many long and tortuous years that would pass before they would see each other again. Deciding to return to town, he led his horse quite close to her home and after kiss- ing her a final good-bye, he swung into the saddle and was off. "Eugene Amoretti was a cattleman and owner of the bank in Lander. Phillips' manu- script was the first indication they were secret friends. His bank was never robbed by the Wild Bunch, though in the heart of their territory. The association has been confirmed by other research. " "e Phillips' manuscript is also the first indication that intimate friends called him George Cassidy, instead of Butch. This has been recently confirmed. -33-
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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 317831
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