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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_PAGE55
Description This gave Butch an easy plan to outwit the zealous posse without any physical harm to anyone and it would be a good farewell joke on the officers of the Argen- tine. There were a few people in South America who didn't care to match their lives against Cassidy and his band in open battle and that, perhaps, is why they were never molested in the different villages where they visited and where they were pretty well known. Upon the day of their departure form Gaciayo, Butch took particular pains to let it be known as to the time he would be leaving which was about noon. After leaving the village, the bandits took their time while riding toward the pass. At various times, one of the bunch would drop behind and wait at some point where he could watch the posse and their movements at the rear. There was no need to pay attention to the ones ahead of them for they felt sure they would ride directly to the pass and wait their coming and ambush them if they attempted to continue through the pass or incase the bandits would make camp for the night before entering the pass or was expected, the posse would return on their backtrack and attack them in their camp as planned. Upon arriving at a suitable camping place about three miles from the pass, the bunch halted, unpacked their mules and made preparations for their night camp. The place selected was on a lonely narrow trail and at a spot that could easily be defended except at both ends. These ends [were] being closely guarded against surprise attack. Although the attack was not expected until late in the night when they would supposedly be asleep. As soon as darkness set in they hurriedly repacked the mules. After this was done, one man rode down the trail for a distance of a mile while another rode up the trail to discover any possible movements of the posse. [They] returned [and] reported everything quiet and found everything in readiness for departure. Butch, during their absence, had fixed up three very natural looking dummies which he left lying close to a very slow-smoldering fire. [He] had also piled several small bunches of brush here and there to resemble the usual pack outfit in the dark. After looking everything over and satisfying himself that he had left nothing undone, he mounted his horse and led the little cavalry of three pack mules and his two companions up a narrow gulch to their left until they had reached the summit of the range at daybreak the following morning. Descending the west side of the range five miles, they came to a small stream. There they rested their animals and [them]selves [and] had a cold breakfast [as] one stood guard. While the others rested in this manner, they all had about two hours rest a piece. They then continued their way to La Paz. They halted for three days before going on to Huanchaca. Leaving Huanchaca, horses, mules and pack outfit went by train to La Paz where they stopped for two weeks posing as prospectors. They received much information about several mining camps as well as train movements [with] bullion shipments. Then they made a trip to Lake Titicaca and on down to the Pacific Coast. The west coast of the Andes Mountains did not appeal to them so they went back to La Paz where their attention was turned to the south and east. Leaving La Paz, they returned to Huanchaca, packed their mules and set out for Potosi and Sucre. CHAPTER TWENTY-EIGHT: THE FIRST HOLDUP IN BOLIVIA Their first holdup in Bolivia was a supply pack train between Oruro and Cochabamba. The holdup [was] easy, the rewards small [compared] with other holdups in Argentina. Then the bandits made their way south to a point near the village of Colquechaca where they stopped for a week. Then [they] went west to the railroad -55-
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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 317853
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6t43szj/317853