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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_PAGE52
Description CHAPTER TWENTY-THREE: BACK TO WYOMING He stayed a couple of days and when leaving gave Rocky some money and was on his way to Steamboat Mountains. The next day he left for the Red Desert and on to [the] Sweetwater River. That night he arrived at Johnson's ranch, eighty miles from where he started crossing the old Bohak stage station and on northeast over the Green Mountain Range. "Seen any of my friends from Lander or Rawlins lately?" he asked Johnson. "No, the last one I saw was Lew Davis." He wrote a letter to Tom O'Day who was instructing Maxwell and Curry that he would meet them at the old Duck Bar* Ranch near Rawhide Butte on a tributary of Rawhide Creek. Butch waited three days for Maxwell and Curry and [they] then went to Nebraska. Maxwell, being acquainted with the country near Hemingford [Nebraska], they decided to select some small town near there for their next victim. They selected a small town near Hemingford. After plans were completed, they rode into town about one o'clock, their usual time of attack. They succeeded in the holdup without much trouble** and after a couple of hours rest, hurried on west toward the Laramie Mountains. Staying through the day and riding at night across the Shirley Basin, the following night they camped in the foothills of [the] Seminoe Mountains where they divided the money which amounted to about $12,000. They again separated, arranging to meet at their old hangout in Big Horn Canyon. CHAPTER TWENTY-FOUR: HIS LAST TRAIN HOLDUP Butch decided this would be his last holdup and after talking things over with Maxwell, they planned to meet in Montevideo about the first of September the next year. After a few days, the bandits left the canyon for their last venture together. They took a course north to the Musselshell River. From there they made their way to the Missouri River and on northwest to the Milk River country. Picking up three men, who were well-known to Curry, [they] went on to a point near Chinook, about twenty miles*** east of Havre, here camping and making plans for the holdup. They decided on the mail train and twenty minutes after stopping the train [they] were in their saddles and on their way. Outside of some unsigned currency, there was about $17,000****. Butch thinking this was a good time to quit the Bunch, suggested they split the Bunch and make their way in pairs and after shaking hands, separated for the last time and [he] headed for Miles City. *There was a Duck Creek Ranch here, but no record of a Duck Bar Ranch. **For the third time in his manuscript, Phillips reports a robbery which did not occur and which was not staged by the Wild Bunch. His reasoning for this late series of robberies is hard to understand. Larry Pointer in his In Search of Butch Cassidy knew that including them would weaken his case that Phillips was Cassidy so he eliminates this part of the manuscript entirely jumping from Cassidy1s capture by Deputy Morgan to the Wagner train robbery. ***Twelve miles, actually. ****This is perhaps the worst account on record of the Wagner train robbery. What is reported here bears little resemblance to fact! The haul from the Wagner robbery was reportedly $45,000, nearly all of it in unsigned notes. -52-
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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 317850
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6t43szj/317850