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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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Description where they stopped near Challapatta and made their first holdup in Bolivia. From there, they made their way to Sabaya. To allay suspicion they left their outfits, separated and secured separate occupations for the time being. There were several imitations of Butch Cassidy arrested or killed and a lot of robberies [were] blamed on him which he never committed. Cassidy was generally known in Northern Argentina and Bolivia as Donley.* And [he] was very much amused when he met a man that claimed to be "Kid Donley." Butch made no effort to identify himself to the fellow but took advantage of the fellow's egotism and changed the name he was known by there by turning the authorities loose on the other fellow while distracting attention from himself. After a stay of six weeks in Sabaya, the bandits again hit the trail for Puna and San Lucas. During six months, several holdups were made between Camargo and Puna. The only railroad train held up was near Cotagaita. That train happened to be transporting a troop of cavalry and [the bandits] almost met their Waterloo. Cassidy, Maxwell, Haines and Betty Price consisted of part of the bandits at this time. The cavalry opened fire on them but after a fierce battle all were on their way to a safe hideout. From there they went to San Lucas and from there to Sucre [where they] abandoned their horses and all entered the city separately so as not to attract attention. [They] got lodging [and] then got together. Betty Price returned to Buenos Aires as the hardships would be too much for her. Maxwell gave Betty all his money as they figured it would be their last meeting on this earth. Rewards of thousands were offered dead or alive for the bandits. They separated in Sucre after the excitement had died down and met again in La Paz. They went from there to [the] Beni River to look that part of the country over for a getaway. CHAPTER TWENTY-NINE: THE LAST STAND It was three o'clock the following afternoon after the train left La Paz that the bandits heard the tinkling of the bell on the lead mules as the cavalcade advanced up the steep trail. The bandits, except Billings, who had been sent up the gorge to look after the horses, were in readiness for the holdup. As the leader of the pack train made his appearance around the point of rock on the sharp curve on the trail[:] "Hands up!" commanded Cassidy. "All of you and quick!" Up went the hands of the half dozen riders near the head of the train and while Maxwell and Haines held the drop on them, Cassidy quickly disarmed them and the looting of the train began. Before the bandits had nicely begun to examine the various packs which were supposed to contain treasure, a commotion was heard at the rear of the train, beyond the curve, and before they realized what was happening, a detachment of Bolivian cavalry made its appearance around the curve and opened fire on them. The bandits were surprised and hurried to shelter behind some large boulders which lay at the mouth of the gorge before it began to rain bullets from all directions. -'-This is the only account in which Cassidy's name in South America is Kid Donley. He was known as Cassidy to friends near his ranch in Argentina; but he used other names, among them, Santiago Maxwell. Joe LeFors, in his book, Wyoming Peace Officer, mentions a Kid Donley, a rustler in Johnson County, Wyoming. -56-
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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 317854
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6t43szj/317854