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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_PAGE49
Description Arriving at the bank, Curry was left to guard the horses while Cassidy and Maxwell entered the bank. As they did so, the first person they saw appeared to be a sheriff or deputy, as he wore a belt and six-shooter and had all the appear- ances of an officer. Cassidy at once advanced to the teller's window and at the instant that he started to pull his six-shooter, Maxwell pulled down on the officer and it was but a few seconds until he was disarmed and backed against the wall, along side of two other customers who happened to be in there at the time. In the meantime, Butch had succeeded in herding the bank force, consisting of three persons, one of whom was a girl, from behind the counter and soon lined them up with those who were already against the wall. It was then only a few minutes until he had secured all the ready cash from the vault and what lay on the counter and dumped it into a ready sack. As soon as the cash had been taken care of, the bandits forced the six people into the vault and closed the door. Upon leaving the bank, they took care to lock the front door by putting the night lock on and then walked at a moderate gait to where Curry was holding the horses. Not a shot had been fired and all was done so quickly and quietly that no one had the slightest idea that anything unusual had happened until those who had been locked in the vault finally made their escape which required about fifteen or twenty minutes and it was at least forty-five minutes after the bandits took to their horses before the news of the robbery was spread about the country nearby. This gave the bandits a start of at least six miles or more and as no one had any ideas as to the general direction they had taken in leaving, all were at sea as to which way to start after a posse had been organized. After about two hours, the bandits came up to their relay [horses] where they quickly made a change of saddles and were soon in the sand hills and on their way to the Colorado line. Successfully evading all purusing posses, they, after making their relay of horses, continued riding almost due west until about an hour before sunset at which time they went into camp for a couple of hours in order to give their horses a breathing and a little much-needed nourishment before continuing on their way through the night. After the short rest, they again mounted their horses and continued riding in a western direction, leisurely through the night. As the day began to dawn, they began looking for a suitable place to make camp for the day. Arriving at a small stream, a tributary of the Arkansas River, they decided to investigate along its banks for a possible hiding place for the day as it was considered too hazardous to attempt a daylight ride so near the scene of the robbery for they felt certain that posses would be scouring the country at least as far as La Junta and possibly farther. After riding up the stream for a distance of two or three miles, they dis- covered that there was a very little settlement along that way and finally were successful in locating a small piece of meadow land along the creek bottom which was surrounded by bush. Curry then rode up the creek for a mile or so to see if there were any settlers close by, which Butch [rode] to the top of a little hill to the west to look the country over before finally settling down for the day. Satisfying them- selves that there was no immediate danger of detection, they returned to where they had decided to camp and removed the saddles from their horses and after staking them out, they arranged their watches for the day. Butch took the first watch which was until ten o'clock, then Curry awakened Maxwell who stood watch until 6:30 at which time he awoke both Cassidy and Curry. Preparations were soon made for a meager supper and further plans arranged whereby it was decided that they would continue to ride together as a greater protection during the night and then separate on the following morning, each to make his way to Pueblo with the least possible delay. -49-
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Identifier 054_GRL_BANDIT_PAGE49.JPG
Source Original booklet: Pearl Baker: Interviewed by John McFarlane
Setname gr_pbb
Date Created 2005-03-18
Date Modified 2005-03-18
ID 317847
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6t43szj/317847