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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
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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
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Description CHAPTER EIGHTEEN: THE TIPTON TRAIN ROBBERY "Say fellows, I understand the Union Pacific is looking for more trouble," remarked Butch. "What do you say if we give them a little exercise? They tell me they have a bunch all lined up and ready for an emergency. "All trains stop at the top of the hill west of Rawlins at a coaling station called Tipton. It is an out-of-the-way place and we could make an easy getaway to the south into Elk Basin and across into the Green River country in Utah. What do you think about it?" "You've been over the road. If you think it can be pulled, it's fine with me," answered Curry. "What say you fellows?" addressing Maxwell and Woodward. "We're in for anything," they replied. "Anything for action." "And besides," added Maxwell, "I'd like to see how fast those bench-warmers can ride. Okay, we're off in the morning." "We can pick up fresh horses along the Sweetwater. I want to see Dusty Jim if I can and try and head the Hawleys away from Lander. If them geezers ride into town they'll sure find it plenty uncomfortable, for they're laying for them all over." The following morning the bandits broke camp at daybreak for their 300-mile ride. All were jolly and anxious for the time they would again try their skill at dodging man-hunters. Butch did not see Dusty Jim on the way but he left a note with a friend of Dusty1s who, he was sure, would deliver the message. Several changes of horses were made before they reached the Sweetwater. But they continued to lead their saddle horses, reserving them for the second relay, as they were more reliable than strange horses would be. Arriving at the Sweetwater, Butch selected as fine a string of horses as he could find in the herd of his would-be persecutor and these they tailed to the horses they were riding thus making a string of three horses each. That they would have a tough ride after the holdup, there was no doubt so it was planned to use two relays. This would allow them to make a hundred miles easily in the first twelve hours of the getaway. After working their way south across the desert to the railroad they continued south to a low range of hills, about fifteen or eighteen miles distant. Here they left one string of horses in a small patch of the meadow and proceded southwest for another twenty miles where they made camp on a small stream, well up in the hills. After stopping at this place overnight they carefully staked their last string of horses where they could easily reach water and returned to the first relay. These they found all as they had left them and the horses were quite rested up from the trip across the Red Desert and in good condition for the return trip to the raod. Remaining at this place for the night, they went over all their plans carefully and were fully prepared for the next night's work. Leaving the hangout about five o'clock in the afternoon, they made their way slowly toward the railroad. There was no hurry [as] they had plenty of time to make Tipton before the train time which was bout 2:30 in the morning and besides, they want- ed to keep their horses as fresh as possible for the hard ride on the return trip. They arrived at Tipton about 1:30 and after carefully scouting around, final- ly located a place where they could get water for their horses by packing it in a bucket which they discovered near the coal shute. Then, they sent young Woodward to a point about a mile west of the station where he was instructed to build a small sagebrush fire which was to be a signal for the location of the horses. After staking the horses to some bunches of greasewood, Woodward got together some greasewood and sagebrush and then settled down to await the time when the train would arrive. The tactics to be used in this holdup were the same he had used at Wilcox, which were to cut the express car from the main train, and run the engine and express car up the track for a mile or so before attempting to force the car door, which was sure to be locked. -36-
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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 317834
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