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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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Description day with more things and took Butch1s horse and put it in his pasture. Johnson returned the next morning and visited with Butch all forenoon talking over old times. Right away Butch started to lay in a winter's supply of wood as he knew the snow got deep and it would be hard to get later. After a few days it started to snow and Butch was glad it would stop a lot of activities of the various officers who had their search for him. The cabin was in a secluded beautiful place and with books and papers for past-time supplied by Mr. Johnson and not much fear of discovery, Butch settled down for a complete rest.* In February, Butch took a notion to ride to Lander. His longing to see the woman he loved so dearly was so strong, he decided to risk the chance. [The] first night he stayed in the hills [and] ate a cold lunch he had prepared when he left the cabin, [and] built a fire of dead boughs to keep him warm. [The] next night, he went to the ranch of the 0'Neils' which were good friends of his, staying there until three the next day as he did not want to ride into Lander in the day time. He went from there to a friend who was a widower. Finding him home, [he] fed and stabled his horse [and] he went to the house. His friend being a windower and living alone, Butch knew there would not be much chance of his discovery. While supper was being prepared, he learned that his sweetheart and family had moved to California in the early fall. He then hastened to another friend in Lander being sure that his friend would know the address of his sweetheart. This friend, the wife of a high government official, felt greatly obliged to him for saving the life of her only son at a great risk of his own life, so he felt safe in calling on her. He soon obtained the correct address of his sweetheart. Then [he] returned to the home of the bachelor friend. Since Butch's disappointment of not seeing his sweetheart, he felt he would like to talk with some of his old friends and have a talk with them. He asked his friend, Joe, if he would do something for him and Joe said, "Yes, you know I would do anything in the world for your and you know it." "Yes, I know you would. You have proven that many times and I trust you. I am asking you if you are willing to bring Orson Grimmet up here. I would like to have a talk with him before I leave." "Sure, Butch, I'll go but for the life of me I can't see why you should see him. Are you thinking of giving yourself up?" "No, Joe, not by a darn sight and I don't think Orson would make a move to arrest me if we were alone and on one but you knows I am here and I have heard that he would like to have a talk with me alone and if you will go and get him I will take a chance.** "You needn't tell him who wants him. Just say a sick friend wants to see him and he will come." Grimmet was a saloon proprietor also and Joe did not have any trouble finding him. Orson had no idea who was waiting for him and was so sur- prised he was speechless for the moment. Then he hurried across the room taking Butch in his arms like he was his own son. And all he could say for the moment was "Butch" and held him at arms length and looked his face over carefully. *If Butch stayed in Johnson's cabin it was not in the winter following the Winne- mucca robbery, or it is unlikely. Because late in the fall of 1900, following that robbery, Butch and four other gang members had their photos taken in Fort Worth, Texas, the famous Wild Bunch leaders photo. **From this information; the fact that Butch' knew Eugene Amoretti Jr., the Lander banker and from tidbits revealed elsewhere, it appears that Butch had friends in very high places and to some extent he may have been "protected." This protection may have resulted from his role as an informer on other outlaws, particularly mem- bers of rival gangs. The writer of this manuscript demonstrates that by telling of his warning to Amoretti. -41-
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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 317839
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6t43szj/317839