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Title He Rode with Butch (Charl Hanks)
Subject Cowboys; Criminals
Spatial Coverage San Rafael Desert (Utah); Green River (Utah)
Personal Names Cassidy, Butch (1866-?)
Description Short historical account of Charl Hanks' experiences with Butch Cassidy.
Creator Baker, Pearl Biddlecomb (1907-1992)
Publisher Salt Lake Tribune
Date Digital 2002-07-09
Date 1959-11-08
Type Text
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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 Originally published: Salt Lake Tribune
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 8.5" x 11"
Scanning Technician Nima Rakhsha
Metadata Cataloger Denice Hoffman
ARK ark:/87278/s65b02bt
Setname gr_pbb
Date Created 2004-07-09
Date Modified 2004-07-09
ID 317874
Reference URL

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Description HE RODE WITH BUTCH Charl Hanks recalls the days he punched cattle with Butch Cassidy and the Wild Bunch............................................... By Pearl Baker One of the last of the old timers who rode with the Wild Bunch at Robbers Roost, Charl Hanks, lives at Green River, Utah. The hey day of Butch at the roost was the late 90's and Charl, born in 1881, often helped the Bunch punch cows for the 3B Outfit between holdups. Jack Moore was the foreman for the 3B, and recruited his cowboys from the fellows hunting sanctuary, and he always had a good crew. The 3B is gone now. It went out of business about 1900 at the same time the Wild Bunch and Butch Cassidy ceased operations in Utah. "Butch was a helluva fine fellow," Charl, who remembers him well, says. "Alwavs friendly and cheerful and one of the best horsemen I ever knew. "And he was not killed in South America as the Pinkertons say. I had a letter for a long time that proved he died in Oregon of pneumonia at the age of 73. I loaned the letter to Charles Hunt, who was writing a history of this country, and now he can't find it. Also, Will Pace of Duchesne saw Butch right here in Green River after he came back from South America, and he knew Butch as well as I know you." When asked if he knew what became of the rest of the Wild Bunch, Charl said, I: "Not all of them. The last I heard of Silver.Tip, he'd gone toward Brown's Hole; Blue John went down the Colorado River in a boat Jack Moore, Joe Walker, Bill McCarty and his son Fred, and Flatnose George were killed, you know, and I believe it was the Sundance Kid Longabaugh and Kid (Orion) Curry that were killed in South America. "Elzy Lay, who rode with Butch closest during their outlaw days, died in California a few years ago after changing his ways and leading a long and useful life. Now, I don't know what became of Indian Ed Newcomb, but I probably knew him best of all. After the fight at the Roost, he came to the sheep camp where Hy Bjorensen and Jim Watt and I were herding sheep for L. George and Ed Tuttle and stayed with us about a week. "I had known Indian Ed before he came into the country as a horse wrangler with Jim Hammel of the Bar-X when thev shipped that big herd of cattle from Texas and put them on the San Rafael desert. He was around with the outfit until it sold out, then somehow he got mixed up with Silver Tip and Blue John. "Ed was part or all Indian--Cherokee from Oklahoma-- and sure showed it in his looks and actions. He never had much to say, but
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Identifier 002_GRL_BUTCH_PAGE1.JPG
Source Original booklet: Pearl Baker: Interviewed by John McFarlane
Setname gr_pbb
Date Created 2005-03-18
Date Modified 2005-03-18
ID 317871
Reference URL