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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 image/jpeg
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_PAGE39
Description Cottonwood Range-'- of hills by nightfall. They pulled their saddles from their horses and had something to eat and divided the money between the four of them which was $32,000.** After a short rest for men and horses they rode all night. Morning found them across the Oregon line by the Little Owyhee River. They decided to go their own separate ways. Maxwell went west to Yreka, California, Curry and Woodward went north and Butch went east. Their arrangement to get in touch with each other was simple. They would address a letter to Frank Beal who acted as information bureau and formed the connecting link. They were well hunted after the Winnemucca robbery. Sheriffs and posses hunted far and near. Butch went into Idaho [where he] reached the Bruneau River. [He] purchased food from a rancher after posing as a prospective settler, afterwards crossing the river toward Shoshone. After a good meal in a restaurant [he went] boldly and getting more provisions, he headed for the Blackfoot country and Idaho Falls. After crossing the Snake River between Blackfoot and Idaho Falls, he came across a stage with a broken wheel and he went to the stage and offered help as [he] felt he had nothing to lose -- only possible identification and exposure of his whereabouts. That didn't bother him as he was only one day's ride to a location where there were no settlements at all. To his surprise, one pasenger was his old friend Bishop Talbot of Cheyenne. "Well, well," remarked the bishop, "you of all people are the last one I ever expected to see. I never thought you would turn out to be a bandit. Something must have happened to you to make you do so. You had such a wonderful character. Tell me about yourself." "Well, bishop, in one way it is a long story and in another it is very short but I will tell you first hand" and he told his story of how he had been driven to his life [adding] "so far I am not a common thief as I hate one. "The man who swore out the warrants for my arrest both times, was framed by him, and he is lower than a snake's-belly and I am just getting even for the money I take belongs to him and men just like him and anybody who stood in their way would get just what I got. "I don1t hate anyone -- for it is a terrible sin -- but there are a lot of people I do not like and he and his kind are the ones. I don't mind being chased. I got so I like it. Just think of the thousands of people who are looking for me all the time. "It is good sport to outwit them. No bishop, I would rather go right into the banks and get it at the point of a gun than to get it the way they do. Many people have been left homeless by their doings. I have often given some of the victims back their part if the bank expected their pound of flesh. "I know how you fell, bishop, that a man should obey the law but in my mind there is but one law. That is the law of the Almighty God and God did not order that families should be turned out of their homes and go huntry so their bankroll should grow fatter; An animal will leave a carcass after he gest his belly full, but you never see a banker do that sort of thing no matter what misery [he brings], even death. A banker or a loan shark -- they all look alike to me." "Then you believe all bankers [are] alike?" "I know of only two or three [who aren't]. There may be more but I have never heard of them yet." -'"Possibly a group of hills near Cottonwood Creek north of Winnemucca. **Pearl Baker, in The Wild Bunch at Robbers Roost, said the loot totalled $30,000. Banker Nixon said $29,595 was taken, according to Lee Berk's story in Old West, Fall 1983. -39-
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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 317837
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6t43szj/317837