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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_PAGE48
Description "You see, I noticed his horse wouldn't drink with the bit in his mouth when we were coming up the Rosebud. And I was laying for just the chance that he gave me. I tell you it was a pretty close call for he heard the click of the hammer when I threw the shells into the chamber but before he could turn around, I had him covered and the rest was easy." "Well, old-timer, I've got plenty of grub here to last two or three weeks so I guess we might as well stick around here until Maxwell shows up," [said Gurry]. "That's what I figured on," said Butch. "This is a good, safe place to hold out and we can pass the time away somehow or other." After about two weeks waiting, Maxwell showed up and when their plans were unfolded to him, he agreed that everything looked feasible and thought it a good plan to transfer their operations to a different part of the country whereupon they made preparations for a trip into western Kansas.*'* And the final arrangement was that they would again separate and each man for himself until they met in Pueblo which was to be not later than two weeks from the time they separated. After arriving at the railroad near Billings, they abandoned their horses and shipped their saddles to southern Colorado. Butch shipped his saddle to Pueblo which was [to arrive there] not later than two weeks. Kid Curry shipped his to Los Animas and Maxwell to La Junta. This was done in order to avert any suspicion which might arise should all three saddles by shipped to one place. All three bandits arrived at Pueblo at the appointed time and after a day of consultation, it was arranged that Butch should make a trip over into Kansas for the purpose of locating a prospect for the next holdup. He went east as far as Fort Dodge and then after a stop of a day at Dodge City, he made his way up along the Arkansas River, where he finally located a small cow town that looked like it might be a good prospect with considerable cash and also an easy getaway. The town which he had selected was a distance of about sixty miles west of Dodge City and [its bank] was reputed to carry considerable ready cash. Returning to Pueblo, Butch explained what he had learned of the location and it was soon arranged that they make preparations at once for the holdup. The following day the three bandits took their departure for Kansas. Arriving at La Junta, Maxwell stopped long enough to get his saddle which had been shipped from Billings while Butch and Kid Curry continued on their way to Las Animas where Curry stopped off for his saddle and Cassidy proceeded on to Lamar where it had been arranged they would get together an outfit of horses and proceed on horseback from there on. The distance form Lamar to the proposed raid was only about 100 miles but the bandits spent nearly a week getting there taking their time to look over the country and the route of the getaway was the most important thing to be considered. Eventually it was decided that they would ride west through the sand hills and after this decision was made, they proceeded to an isolated spot, some five or six miles from the town they intended raiding and made camp along the Arkansas River. One day was spent in camp in order to let the horses rest up a bit while the bandits went into town to take a final look at the place. On their way over to Lamar, they had picked up three extra horses for a relay which were to be left some ten or fifteen miles from the scene of [the] holdup. Early in the morning of the second day in camp on the Arkansas River, Curry left camp with the relay which were staked out at a place which had been chosen and then returned to camp where they all remained until about eleven o'clock in the forenoon and then all three set out for the town where they arrive at about twelve o'clock. Near the outskirts of the town they separated -- all coming into town from different directions. -''The Wild Bunch never robbed any banks nor in any way raided into Kansas. Why Phillips included this in his manuscript is unknown. -48-
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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 317846
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6t43szj/317846