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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_PAGE54
Description Shortly before leaving Argentine country, he notified several of his friends of his intention of leaving and that if any other crimes were committed in Argen- tina, [they] would be committed by someone else besides him and his bunch as they were leaving for all times. His friends encouraged him to abandon his life of banditry. Some of them offered flattering inducements to positions in Chile or Peru with companies with which they were associated but none of the offers were considered as he felt that sooner or later someone would stumble upon him and put the authorities on his trail in hopes of gaining the large rewards which were offered for his capture. The idea of some day becoming a respectable citizen had never been entirely abandoned but he felt that it could never be accomplished simply by changing loca- tions . Cassidy was of a very determined disposition and when an idea or desire became rooted in his mind, he never abandoned it and nothing but death could force him from the hope that some day some how, he could leave the life of banditry and could con- tinue on through the rest of his life with the woman he so dearly loved in far off United States. He could find no definite plan, but the idea rangled in his mind to accept the first opportunity that presented itself. It was with this idea that he decided to work his way to the northwest into Bolivia. On their way north, the bandits stopped for a few days at the small village of Gaciayo Inconder* to allow their horses and pack mules a rest after their long steady ride of the past week. In loitering about the village, Cassidy, as was his usual custom, spent more or less time watching the native children at their various sports. Oft times he would amuse them by throwing small coins into the air to watch them scramble for their possession. He always was a welcome guest to the natives in the villages where he visited as he was always kind both [to] children and parents and always [was] ready to give a helping hand and candy for the children. The natives liked him so much that they would keep him posted of the plans of the soldiers and the district authorities or officials in their neighborhood as far as they knew. During the few days which Cassidy and his gang stopped in Gaciayo, Cassidy was informed that plans had been made to attempt the capture of he and his pals in one of the passes in a low range of mountains on their way from Gaciayo to La Paz. The information came from a brother of one of the posses. Butch at once formed a plan to dodge. There not being many fighting men available in that country, it was planned by the leader of the posse that they would split forces. One small posse of five men [were] to leave the village a short time before the departure of the bandits and procede to a certain pass fifteen miles distant while the second posse of five men were to follow the bandits a short distance as they left the village. Being informed of the bandits' fighting ability and their marksmanship, it was agreed that they would attack at night while the bandits were rolled up in their blankets. When the signal was given the posse would advance from both sides. The plan was a good one and would have worked if it had not been for the loyalty of the natives toward Cassidy, their friend. Cassidy was always kind to them. He had always given them money and food while all they ever received from the officers was kicks and curses and if the senior, as they called him, was captured [he] would be killed and they would lose the best friend they had ever had. *This name is unclear in the hand-copied manuscript from which this was taken. No place like it could be found by personnel in the United States embassies in Argentina and Bolivia who assisted with the research. -54-
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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 317852
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6t43szj/317852