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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
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 Hammet was surprised and glad to see him and told him all the rumors he had heard and showed him some recent papers he had brought from Huntington the day before. There was the usual rumor about the amount of money taken and the manner in which the job was done and the assurance that the posses were hot on their trail and their capture was expected soon. There was much talk whether much or any money was taken. The fact was they got $45,000* which was buried as it was too dangerous to try to dispose of it at that time. Butch was quite happy that they had so completely outwitted the posses. Hammet supplied Butch with a grub stake and Butch gave him $2,000 and headed for the bandit camp in the hills. It was at this camp where the Winnemucca holdup was planned. In that part of the country they were not much known and everybody was hunting for them in other parts of the world. Butch thought it an excellent time to sur- prise them by pulling another robbery in a country where they were least expected and the getaway would be easy. They decided to make one more raid before fall and decided that Winnemucca was the best prospect. They moved over in the Sonoma Range twelve miles from Golconda and made camp'1-*. Food and horses [were] collected. They sent Woodward who was little known to Golconda [for] newspapers and provisions. In the papers, they read of the capture of Kid Curry and Butch in Elk Basin and that Butch had been killed but up to that time no identification [had been] made. "Well," exclaimed Butch as he read the account, "I wonder what poor devil has checked out over there to satisfy those fellow's ambition as killers. If ever I find out just where that posse hailed from I'll try and show 'em a run for their money some time before long." After a rest for a few days the bandits began their arrangements in earnest. Circling around to the north of Winnemucca, they arranged a relay of horses at the usual distance of fifteen miles from town and got enough food together for a couple of days in case they were held up somewhere. They rested their horses one day so if they had to run for their lives the horses would be in good shape. They set out the next forenoon all dressed very ordinary and no suspicion was aroused along the way. After entering the town, they rode right to the bank. Then, Butch, Curry and Maxwell, after leaving their horses a short distance away with Woodward to guard them, entered the bank and Butch [was] pushing a slip of paper. At the instant, they ordered everyone to put up their hands and Butch went behind the counter, picked up their guns and all the cash and currency from the vault and safe while Curry and Maxwell stood guard. Butch ordered all behind the counter to lay face down on the floor, then sent Maxwell out to see if the horses were in readiness for a quick getaway. Butch and Curry followed and were soon in their saddles [and] were soon on their way at full speed through town. The hold-up being so thorough and quiet-'-** they were well out of town and heading for the hills before anyone was aware of the hold-up. Wires- of the hold-up were wired all over the country but the boys were fifty miles away in the *Ernest Woodcock, the unfortunate baggage and expressman held up both at Wilcox and Tipton, was quoted as saying the Tipton loss was $55,000, but Charles Kelly said railroad officials insisted only $50.45 was taken. The railroads always tried to minimize the losses. **Cedric Hammond of Golconda, NV, said his grandfather, Frank Hammond, who owned Red House Ranch twelve miles from the Sonoma Range, supplied Cassidy with food and that the gang camped in the willows at the lower end of the ranch. ***George S. Nixon, the bank cashier robbed at Winnemucca, fired several shots as did others; other details are not in accord with other accounts. The best detail on this robbery is given in "Butch Cassidy Didn't Do It - Winnemucca," by Lee Berk, Old West, Fall 1983. Also see Edward M. Kirby's The Rise and Fall of the Sundance Kid. -38-
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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 317836
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6t43szj/317836