The Last Outlaws: The Lives and Legends of Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid

By Thom Hatch

The previous West used to be coming to an end.
Two mythical outlaws refused to compliment it.
 
As leaders of the Wild Bunch, Butch Cassidy and the Sundance child done the main bold financial institution and teach robberies in their day. For a number of years on the finish of the Nineties, the 2 pals, in addition to a revolving band of thieves, eluded legislation enforcement whereas stealing from the wealthy bankers and jap railroad organisations who exploited Western land…until they rode headlong into the 20 th century.
 
In The final Outlaws, Thom Hatch brings those memorable characters to sensible by no means ahead of. From their early holdup attempts to that fateful day in Bolivia, Hatch draws on a wealth of unpolluted research to go past the parable and supply a compelling new examine those legends of the Wild West.

 Includes Photographs

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14. Ibid, 309–10. 15. the easiest biography of Butch—other than the amount you will have on your hands—is Richard Patterson, Butch Cassidy: A Biography, Lincoln and London: collage of Nebraska Press, 1998. sixteen. Betenson and Flack, Butch Cassidy, 239–45; McClure, The Bassett ladies. 17. the simplest biography of Sundance—other than the amount you've gotten on your hands—is Donna B. Ernst, The Sundance child: The lifetime of Harry Alonzo Longabaugh, Norman: college of Oklahoma Press, 2009. 18. Dan greenback and Anne Meadows, “Etta position: A so much sought after Woman,” The magazine of the Western Outlaw-Lawman background organization (Spring–Summer 1993), thirteen; Boren and Boren, “Anna Marie Thayne,” 24; Gail Drago, Etta position: Her lifestyles and instances with Butch Cassidy and the Sundance child, Plano, TX: Republic of Texas Press, 1996; Donna B.

The Sundance child: My Uncle. gaining knowledge of the stories of Snake River citizens. ” Frontier journal (August 1997). ———. “The Sundance child: Wyoming Cowboy. ” The magazine of the Western Outlaw-Lawman background organization (Spring 1992). ———. “Sundance, the lacking Years. ” previous West (Spring 1994). ———. Sundance, My Uncle. university Station, TX: Early West, 1992. ———. “Walt Putney and Tom O’Day. ” Wild West (April 2004). ———. “Wanted: pals of the Wild Bunch. ” actual West (December 1994). ———. “The Wilcox educate theft. ” Wild West (June 1999).

In the meantime, the rear brakeman had turn into suspicious whilst the educate made the unforeseen cease. He fast discovered what used to be occurring and took off walking again to Humboldt, the place he telegraphed Winnemucca, the following cease at the line, to unfold the alarm. Sheriff Charles McDeid spoke back by way of forming a posse and ordering specified chase educate vehicle be readied. The robbers made their as far back as the specific vehicle, retaining the teach team as hostages, and ordered the messenger, a guy named Hughes, to open the door.

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Harry, as he had confirmed some time past, had an aversion to handcuffs. yet this time, rather than slipping out of them, he whacked Perkins around the face with the steel bracelets. it appears no fees got here of the arrest—or the attack with the handcuffs—but the deputy sheriff did begin to make inquiries approximately this stranger named Harry Alonzo, certainly one of which was once despatched to the Pinkerton Detective employer. The Pinkerton nationwide Detective supplier, which all started because the North-Western Police service provider, was once shaped in 1852 through Allan Pinkerton, who have been a deputy sheriff in Chicago.

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