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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
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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_PAGE57
Description Billings was wounded in the first attack but the bandits killed eleven soldiers and wounded seven. Billings was finally killed and at that point Cassidy and Maxwell blew teh heads practically off of two soldiers. Where Cassidy and Maxwell were hiding they could get good aim and were much protected from the firing of the soldiers. After fifteen or more soldiers were killed and several wounded, the firing ceased for a while as the soldiers knew it was instant death to come out in open fire. Such deadly fire had never been seen before. Later on in the evening, Haines was wounded and with what care Maxwell and Cassidy could give him helped for a while but finally, he was weakened from loss of blood and slumped in an expanded position and was shot by the soldiers. That left Maxwell and Cassidy to fight their way out. Later on, Maxwell received a shot through the body and a scalp wound. Butch managed to get to Maxwell's side and began to give him what aid he could. But Maxwell had been hard hit and Butch saw at once the best he could do was to make him as comfortable as possible as they lay there behind the rocks. Maxwell gave Butch a letter from [for?] Betty and requested him to notify her of his death in case he [Butch] got away. He also informed Butch that Betty was his legal wife and had been for many years. Butch brought down two more soldiers who were working around the upper edge of the canyon to get a better shot at he and Maxwell. It finally grew dark and Maxwell [gave] a long sigh and said, "Good-bye, Butch, my old pal. Don't forget Betty. Take my belt with you if you can get away and send it to little Betty and she will know I died fighting and thinking of her." And with these last words he quietly passed on. Butch had seen many people die but never did anything affect him as did the passing of his old friend, Maxwell. Forgetting himself for the moment, he had forgotten he was surrounded by soldiers. Hearing a sudden voice not far, he listened carefully for the direction from where it came. [He] took dead aim and got his man. He heard the thud of the body as it hit the ground. Waiting silently and watching carefully for some time after everything had become silent in the darkness, he removed Maxwell's money belt and buckled it about his own body and then began to think of a plan by which he might gain the summit of the canyon wall. And once on top he might evade the troops which he knew were somewhere up there among the rocks. He fired a couple of shots in the direction of the troopers' barricades to let them know he was still there and to alert them. He made his way carefully. He headed in the direction where they had hid and tied their horses. For an hour he crawled on his hands and knees so he could not be seen or heard so easily and every now and then he would stop and listen carefully for any possible sound. After going three or four hundred yards, he lay quietly for some time to rest and listen again. Hearing no sound, he got to his feet. The horses could not get out of the gorge on either side but Butch was afraid they might have broken their tie ropes and worked their way out of the head of the gorge two miles from where they were tied and so he too was worried that the soldiers might have found them and made away with them. He was relieved by hearing one of the horses move some distance ahead and stopped to listen and reasoned if the troops had discovered the horses they would have undoubtedly have followed them on down the gorge and attacked them in the rear instead of remaining with the horses. He listened again and hearing no noise except the horses, he made his way to the first one. Being dark, he could not tell at first which one was his. Locating his own horse, he removed all the food from the saddle bags and filling his own, and rolling the remainder in his coat, he tied it with the bag and water bottles on the back of his saddle. -57-
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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 317855
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6t43szj/317855