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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 saddled his own horse and continued riding as he wanted plenty of distance between him and Lander. He arrived at Lone Bear's camp near the mouth of Muskrat Creek and after getting some jerked venison from the Indian, he continued up the Muskrat. The wind was blowing and it was snowing but Butch kept going until he could reach the tall sage where there would be more shelter before making camp at night. As he came to a sharp curve around the ledge of cut bank in the creek bottom, he discovered a lone rider fifty yards ahead of him. As he came nearer, the fellow began to talk but Butch could not hear him or understand a word he said, and he was shaking like a leaf. Finally, the man made him understand he was lost and almost frozen as it was bitterly cold. Butch told the man to follow him and he would try to help him out. They hurried along the tall sage. They soon reached one of Butch1s former camps. When they swung from their horses, the strange man slumped and fell to the ground. Butch pulled him behind a bank out of the wind and made a sage fire. The stranger was a boy of eighteen or nineteen. After getting his old coffee can from its hiding place and with snow had a pot of hot coffee [and] some venison and bread. The boy [was] too weak to hold the can of coffee. Butch held the can so the boy could sip the warm coffee and it was not long until the boy began to get warm and gain his strength back. The bluff was about eight feet high and Butch kept a good hot fire so it was not too uncomfortable. Butch asked the boy where he was headed for. The lad said he "was over at Hailey last night, stopped on ny way to the subagency. My name is Ainsley. I am a nephew of John Ainsley over on the Sweetwater. Left Hailey this morning but the blizzard has been so bad I guess I must have gotten turned around for I have been riding all day. It has never taken me this long to ride to Wind River before." "I guess you are lost alright. Do you have any idea where you are?" "No." "You are a way over on the middle fork of the Muskrat Creek, twenty-five miles out of your way and if I don't miss my guess, you are a damn lucky guy that I happened along just when I did as there isn't a camp within twenty miles of either way from here. "I noticed a sheep trail down the creek a ways the other day. We will keep as warm here tonight as we can and in the morning I'll ride back with you and will try to pick up the sheep trail and see if I can locate their camp and get some grub. Then I will start you on your way again where you can't miss it." The blizzard was still blowing in the morning but Butch knew he must try and locate the sheep camp in order to get food. The camp was located after a long search and ride through the blizzard. CHAPTER TWENTY-ONE: THE MEANEST MAN IN WYOMING When they reached the camp, the man refused them food for horse and man not knowing the sort of man he was refusing food and shelter [to]. After looking around a little, Butch discovered several bails of hay and several sacks of oats by the tent covered with a tarp. After boldly lifting the tent flap, [he] walked inside [and said:] Mister, I told you I wanted to buy a little food for ourselves and horses. I haven't had food since night before last. My horse is tired and hungry and the boy with me is nearly frozen and is also hungry." I told you I didn't have any," returned the fellow. He was a surly looking cuss and Butch didn't like his looks. And he determined not to leave the camp until at least the horses had been fed. He told the boy to, see if he could find a place to water the horses and he began to look for food. -43-
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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 317841
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6t43szj/317841