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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_PAGE46
Description It seems that somehow or other, Morgan* had gotten wind of his being in the country and had been following him all the way from Sheridan, a distance of over a hundred miles** and had discovered in some way that he had gone up Rye Grass Creek. Morgan took no chances with his prisoner. He ordered him directly to his horse and also handcuffed him. After removing the shells from his six-shooter, he put it in his (Morgan's) saddle pocket, also the belt and cartridges, into the opposite pocket. When he finally had Butch secured to his satisfaction, they started on their long ride back to Sheridan. The first day's ride took them as far as Thompson's ranch where they stopped for the night. Morgan kept the handcuffs on Butch but released his feet so he could walk. He did not even remove the handcuffs while they were eating but kept them on until bedtime. At bedtime, he released one of the cuffs and attached it to his own wrist and they climbed into bed together. The following morning, Morgan slipped both the handcuffs on Butch1s wrists, but did not tie his feet under the horse as he did the day before. After leaving the head of the Rosebud, there was not a single resident for a stretch of about thirty miles and Morgan felt a little uneasiness as to the safety of his prisoner as he knew the chances of meeting any of Butch's friends was very slim.*** So, after riding perhaps a distanceof twenty miles or so [and with] the weather growing quite cold, he concluded it would be safe to remove the handcuffs and accordingly did so. After a further ride of about ten miles, they came to a place called Big Spring****. Here they stopped to water their horses. Morgan's horse would not drink with the bit in his mouth, so he was forced to get off and remove the bit. As he did so, Butch rode up a little closer to his horse and as Morgan was bending over to remove the bit from his horse's mouth, Butch quickly picked his gun from the saddle pocket and slipping a couple of shells, which Morgan had overlooked in his pocket into the six-shooter, he had the drop on Morgan before he could reach his gun. "Stick 'em up, Morgan, you're too slow this time. Now toss your six-shooter into the middle of the spring." Morgan, realizing that he was dealing with a desperate man, did as he was told and tossed the gun into the spring. "Now," ordered Butch, "lie down on your belly and if you care to get back to Sheridan don't make a move for it's my inning now." Morgan did as he was told and then Butch swung off his horse and taking a short piece of rope, which he had in his saddle pocket, he quickly secured Morgan's hands behind his back. This done, he made a quick search of his pockets. He was but a moment removing his belt from the pocket where Morgan had placed it and after buckling it about his waist, he was ready for the return trip. Removing the saddle and bridle from Morgan's horse, he gave him a sharp slap on the rump and started him back over the trail they had just come over. Then he returned to Morgan and released his hands, warning him to remain as he was until he told him to get up. After mounting his horse, he told Morgan to get up on his feet. As he did so, Butch, pointing toward Sheridan, said, "Morgan, the shortest way to Sheridan is right across them hills." Butch knew that there was a ranch about four or five miles distant and that Morgan would suffer no ill effects from the walk, so he left him afoot and drove his horse ahead of him for several miles before turning him loose. The last he saw -'-Perhaps "Morgan" w-is Frank Morrow, sheriff of Sheridan County 1895-96 or Matt Morgan, a deputy briefly. **More like sixty miles. ***Read less for "a little" in this sentence, called Spring Willow. -46-
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Identifier 051_GRL_BANDIT_PAGE46.JPG
Source Original booklet: Pearl Baker: Interviewed by John McFarlane
Setname gr_pbb
Date Created 2005-03-18
Date Modified 2005-03-18
ID 317844
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6t43szj/317844