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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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Description Riding through the back streets of the little town [and] entering the yard of a small house, he made several light taps on the door. "Who's there?" someone asked. "A friend," answered Butch. A light was switched on and a door was opened. "My god, is that you or a ghost?" asked Mr. Amoretti, as he got a good look at his late visitor. "It's me, alright," answered Butch. I have a few words to say to you regard- ing the bank." He told him of the planned holdup of the Hawley boys. Mr. Amoretti thanked him for the information and while Butch ate, they had a long visit. Amoretti gave him a hearty handshake and assured him that any time he could be of service to him he would be more than glad to extend it. CHAPTER SEVENTEEN: THE BELLE FOURCHE ROBBERY After leaving Lander, Butch continued riding until the fifth day he made camp on the head of Rye Grass Creek, a short distance west of Powder River. The third day of his stay on Rye Grass, Maxwell showed up. He had spent the past few weeks in Montana with his sweetheart Betty Price and was ready for new adventure. The fifth day brought Kid Curry to camp and the trio was complete. Preparations were begun for the holdup of the Belle Fourche bank in South Dakota. Kid Curry had accurate knowledge of this place and a getaway looked good. Word was sent to Tom O'Day and a young fellow by the name of Woodward to meet Butch and Curry near Sundance [Wyoming]. Maxwell undertook to deliver the message while Curry and Butch looked over the job and planned a getaway.'1* It was also planned that Maxwell would bring along an extra string of horses for a relay. After looking over the town, Butch and Curry retraced their way as far as Spearfish where they got together a small supply of food, enough to last a week or more in a pinch. This they cached about forty miles out from Belle Fourche to be picked up after a change of horses. As soon as this was done they went to their rendezvous to wait the arrival of Maxwell, O'Day and young Woodward. They arrived the next day. It had been planned that all O'Day was to do was to act as lookout before the bunch rode into town, but Tom, after a drink or two too many, managed to get himself arrested and Butch and the other three were compelled to put the job over without a lookout. Riding into town about 1:30 they made directly toward the bank, leaving Wood- ward with the horses. There were several people in the bank when they entered. Making use of their usual tactics, one of them lined the customers against the wall while the other forced the clerks and cashier from behind the wall of the tellers cage where they soon lined up with the others. Curry held the bunch in line while Butch ransacked the tellers' booth and the vault. In less than five minutes, the job was over and after herding the customers and bank employes into a small back room, which Butch took the trouble to lock as they left, they were soon in their saddles and away. Leaving the town at as high a speed as their horses would travel, they rode for eighteen miles to their relay of horses. Throwing their saddles upon the fresh horses, they turned the others loose to shift for themselves. As the chance for leaving a blind trail was good at a certain point, they turned sharply to the left, leaving no sign of trail whatsoever. "''Butch Cassidy did not participate, as far as is known, in the actual robbery of the Belle Fourche bank, nor was it known if he had any role. Larry Pointer dis- covered in an interview that Cassidy was working on a ranch in Wyoming close to the South Dakota line and was involved in the planning. See Pointer's In Search of Butch Cassidy for details. -34-
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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 317832
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6t43szj/317832