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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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Title GRL_BANDIT_PAGE37
Description The train arrived on time and no sooner had it come to a stop than Cassidy climbed into one side of the engine cab and Curry the other. Curry, pointing a gun at the side of the fireman, ordered him out of the cab and forced him to uncouple the express car. After this was done, Maxwell clung to the rear end of the car, while Curry returned to the engine. As soon as Curry was in the cab, Butch ordered the engin- eer to pull ahead and seeing that it was suicide to resist, he immediately put the engine in motion and in about two minutes time they were opposite the small fire which Woodward had built as a signal and the train was brought to a stop. Un- coupling the engine from the car, Butch again ordered the engineer to pull ahead a mile or so and wait there until they had finished the job. This the engineer was glad enough to do and soon they were alone with the car ready for the final job of forcing the express messenger from the car. Dynamite, which they had brought with them from the canyon, was prepared and it was only a minute or so until a charge of two sticks of dynamite was exploded against the door, but failed to bring out the agent. Butch shouted to the agent to come out, but there being no response, he quickly prepared another stick of powder which he threw into one end of the car where it exploded, but did not bring the agent out. Throwing another stick to the other end of the car brought his man out. As he jumped to the ground, Butch searched him and relieved him of his double-action pistol and turned him over to Maxwell for safe-keeping while he and Curry entered the car to blow the safe. It took several shots before it finally yielded. They soon had all the contents which were of any value to them safely tucked away in their saddle bags and were on their way. The following night found the bandits well over 100 miles from the scene of the robbery. They made their way almost directly west to a point south of Lehi City, where they decided to rest for a day or two before continuing west across the Great Salt Lake Desert, and continued their way into Nevada in the Diamond Mountain region. As far as the posses were concerned they were completely lost. The Hole-in-the-Wall was closely watched as usual. Also the localities to the south, but no attention was given to the West. They were almost entirely unknown in Nevada state, except for heresay. CHAPTER NINETEEN: THE WINNEMUCCA ROBBERY -- BUTCH MEETS SOME OLD FRIENDS Butch had some very close friends who had a small ranch in the foothills ten miles from a place called Huntington and after they had been in camp for four days, he decided to ride out and see some old friends of his where he hoped to gain some information of what was going on in the outside world. He was familiar with that country and had no trouble locating Hammet's ranch fifteen miles from where they were camping.* "Charles Kelly said the engineer convinced the agent to open the express car in the Tipton robbery but the bandits used three charges to blow the safe. In some other aspects this account does not agree with published accounts, but generally the chase is reported the same with this account giving added details. There is a Hemmit Canyon on the Diamond range near the head of Huntington Creek. Not much is known of "Hammett" or "Hemmitt" for whom the canyon was named. This manu- script provides the only known information about the movements of the outlaws prior to the Winnemucca robbery. Huntington, in Elko County, had a population of 54 and a post office from 1873 to 1903 (this action occurred in 1900) and again from 1923 to 1931. -37-
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Identifier 042_GRL_BANDIT_PAGE37.JPG
Source Original booklet: Pearl Baker: Interviewed by John McFarlane
Setname gr_pbb
Date Created 2005-03-18
Date Modified 2005-03-18
ID 317835
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6t43szj/317835