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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 of Morgan, he was walking in the direction of Prairie Dog Wilson's*'" ranch and packing his saddle on his back. This had been a pretty close shave for Butch. In fact, it was the second time in his life that he had been under arrest and it was also the last. That night he arrived on the head of Rosebud [Creek] and as it was just about dark, he went down the creek for several miles until he finally discovered a hay stack not far from the road. After watering his horse at the creek, he led him to the haystack and after taking the bit from his mouth so he could eat, removed one of the reins from the bit and tied the two together, then tied the end of the second rein to his wrist and lay down for a short rest before proceding on his return journey down the Powder River. He took no more chances on any side trip[s] and after three days ride, arrived at the Foothills ranch**, near where Curry was hiding out, without further trouble. "Hello, Kid," was Butch's greeting as he slid off his horse. "Ben here all winter?" "Nearly. You know where I left you. Well I drifted up around Spokane and hung out around there for a few days and when things began to look a little suspi- cious, I pulled out for Helena and then over to Great Falls. While I was in Great Falls, they got wind of me and I beat it for Havre. "Well I stuck it out there for about a week and finally had to get out of there so I went down into the Milk River country where I stopped at Mozel's ranch for a couple of days and finally made up my mind to come down here where I knew it would be alright for the winter. I sent word to you in the Hole. Did you get it? What did they tell you?" "Well, they told me where you were and that you would wait for me," answered Butch. "I suppose they told you all about Tom's trial over in Deadwood?" "Yes, old Bob did a good job of it didn't he?" "Well Bob is a slicker all right; he stayed right on the job until Tom was free***," [said Curry]. "I knew he would," said Butch. "Well, I'm glad old Tom got out all right. Say, do you know where Maxwell is? Have you heard from him since we separated?" "Yes, I got a letter from him when I came through the Hole. I left word for him to come over here as soon as he shows up over there. I thought we might fix up something while we're here and out of the way and if we can make up our minds on what we want to do, we can start from here and pick up someone on our way out. I had sort of an idea we might make a trip somewhere in Kansas, west of Topeka. "What do you think of it? Some place not far from the Colorado line. We could make our getaway over into the Pueblo country and then across the country to Durango and the Lee's Ferry country." "That suits me all right. It's getting pretty damn hot for me around this part of the country for they all know me up here and some of them are pretty damn hard up. How'n hell do you suppose Morgan came to get on your trail?" "Oh, I suppose someone tipped him off. I sure thought for a while that there was a pretty good chance of going into Sheridan with him. He sure had me good and fast for the first day but after we left Thompson's ranch, he began to loosen up a little and then I knew I'd find some way or other to get him sometime before we got in and the chance came at the Big Spring. *One Sheridan old-timer recalled that Prarie Dog Wilson was a scoundrel of the worst sort. He paid his hired hands then waylayed them and retreived the money when they went to town. ""Miles City researchers were unable to locate this ranch. Of the Belle Fourche bank robbers, only two rfere tried, Walt Punteney and Tom 0 Day and they hired high class attorneys. Nearly a year after the robbery both were found innocent and set free. -47-
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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 317845
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6t43szj/317845