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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_PAGE58
Description Then he and [his] horse made their way slowly to the head of the gorge. Gain- ing the summit of the canyon wall, he continued on toward the Plateau of Cacaaca. From the plateau, he set his course east as near as he could due to darkness and continued on to daybreak the next morning. Allowing his horse to rest a while, he continued on eastward where he knew he would reach one of the streams flowing to the north, to the Beni River. That even- ing he was at the headwaters of a stream that flowed into La Paz River which was twenty miles from where the La Paz emptied into the Beni. Feeling no pursuit, he made camp for the night, then [he] would continue on down the Beni River to some point in Brazil. [After] rest [and] breakfast, he went down the La Paz to [the] Beni. Day after day alone he went and he reached the Madeira River near Villa Bella. [He went] from this Villa Bella to Santo Antonio and on down the Madeira River to Para and stopped for a week. The trip down the Madeira was made by foot and the scenery was beautiful. Both banks were covered with heavy timber and tropical vegetation. Had it not been for the recent loss of his pal Maxwell, he could have enjoyed the trip very much. He finally concluded since he was all alone now and no one to indentify him, he would settle down to a normal life. He went to Para, spent two weeks waiting for a boat down the coast to Pernambuco, At Pernambuco, he had to wait a month for a boat to Europe. Before leaving for Europe, he wrote a letter to his "one girl in the world" [in] which he explained everything for their future and [that he] would write her as soon as he arrived there. At Pernambuco, he sent by express Maxwell's belt to Betty Price in Buenos Aires. He knew that Betty would understand and he did not write her. Betty would never know who sent the belt and no one would ever know except the one he loved that he alone survived the terrible battle. The troopers had seen but three bandits and there were three horses left behind. In his haste to take the belt from Maxwell's body he -- Butch -- had lost a small folder which he had carried for several years with some clippings and a letter and a little gold chain and cross. Finding the folder with the three dead men, the world would feel that Cassidy and his band had been killed. He would let it be that way. From Pernambuco [he went] to Liverpool and to England and Paris. At Paris, he entered a private hospital where he submitted to several minor operations. In three weeks, [he] left the hospital [and] he could see very little trace of his old self in the mirror, so clever had the transformation been worked out. He got a room in a comfortable hotel, wrote a letter to his sweetheart in California telling of his intentions and where to meet him in the United States. He retired for the night defying anyone to identify him. Reports from the troopers with Cassidy and his bandits in La Paz in Bolivia [were given to] the various governments of North and South America [which] accepted their story as authentic [--thus] the name of Butch Cassidy became only as a memory. All of the members of the original Wild Bunch of the Hole-in-the-Wall gang, as they were usually spoken of, except two, had been wiped out. The one who had been most sought and now became a man of mystery and the man who he first met upon the" day he entered the Hole-in-the-Wall, Tom O'Day. O'Day is yet living and at the same place where he welcomed Cassidy on his first visit to the Hole-in-the-Wall.* ''-Interestingly, Phillips reports Cassidy1 s denouement in a battle similar to the one reported by James D. Horan, the Pinkertons and others, except that of course Cassidy survives and Sundance dies. Unlikely as it is, it may at least be possible for a person to leave Bolivia as Phillips writes, down the Beni River, then the Madeira and finally the Amazon. At least he has his geography correct. Lula Parker Betenson in her book, Butch Cassidy My Brother, quotes Butch himself as scoffing at this tale because "the Amazon is only about a thousand miles from Bolivia." Perhaps true, but you can still reach the Amazon from Bolivia! -58 -
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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 317856
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6t43szj/317856