From Deputy US Marchal to Flotsam and Jetsam

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Title Saga of the Sanpitch Vol 18
Subject Pioneers
Description Stories and poems about early Southern Utah Pioneers
Publisher Snow College
Date 1986
Type Text
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Language eng
Rights Management Snow College
Holding Institution Snow College
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Date Created 2005-03-01
Date Modified 2005-03-01
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Title From Deputy US Marchal to Flotsam and Jetsam
Description He found the outlaws and, as he had guessed, they were ready to play poker. The game lasted several days. When it was over, Clawson had lost the money. He cold the gangsters that it really belonged to a widow and begged them to give him back at least part of what they had won. No, when they played poker they played for keeps! They did offer to help him out of his trouble They had plans to rob the bank at Telluride, Colorado. If he wanted to help pull off the job, they woul d cut hiin in on the loot. Clawson sized up his position. He had absented himself from his duties as marshal; sooner or later Uncle Sam would be hunting for him. Stealing the widow's money was an offense that could put him in the penitentiary. If he helped rob the bank and was caught, the worst that could happen to him would be to be put in the penitentiary. If he were killed, that would end everything. Joining the outlaws seemed the easiest next step. It was not long until Cassidy's Wild Bunch, aided by Clawson, robbed the bank at Telluride. In the get away, Claws cm was wounde d j but he managed to gallop off with the others. The gang aimed for the safety of their Robbers' Roost hideout in Wayne County, Utah. They needed to ride as fast as horseflesh could carry them and as long each day as human s tamina could endure. The wounded man was not equal to the test, could not keep up, and wanted attention for his wounds. In camp one night, the Cassidy Bunch had a talk among themselves They were in grave danger of Clawson was expendable but that he must not be left where he could fall into the clutches of the law and testify againsc them. When the robbers reached the Colorado River, they executed their plan. They pulled the wounded man from his horse and dumped him into the river-The robbers hurried on with the money and Deputy U S. Marshal Rasmus Clawson floated downstream like any flotsam and jetsam. 62
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Source Saga of the Sanpitch Vol 18
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Date Created 2005-02-19
Date Modified 2005-02-19
ID 325688
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