“THE RAID AT CASTLE GATE”

CASTLE GATE, UTAH

— DARING RAILROAD ROBBERY  — Two men sat on a bench at the train station in Castle Gate, Utah, once again awaiting the arrival of the Denver & Rio Grande Western. When the train pulled in on April 21, 1897, the engineer activated a loud steam whistle. The two men exchanged smiles when they heard the blast.

 

Butch Cassidy and Elza Lay had dropped by the station every […]

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“WILD WEST: PERSPECTIVES”

UNION PACIFIC RR

— BUTCH CASSIDY ON ROBBING TRAINS —

 

“THE BOGUS KID CURRY”

KID CURRY

— NO REDEEMING VALUE — One of the most hunted outlaws in the country sat in a darkened cell, in Knoxville, Tennessee, awaiting transfer to a federal prison, but he didn’t plan on waiting around for relocation formalities.

Harvey Logan, better known as Kid Curry, worked his way east from Wyoming robbing banks and trains until he got into a shootout with police in Knoxville, Tennessee.

“THE BOGUS KID CURRY”

“BEFORE THE WILD BUNCH”

FIRST BANK H EIST

— BUTCH CASSIDY’S FIRST BANK JOB — On the afternoon of June 24, 1889, three men rode into Telluride, Colorado, and made their way to the San Miguel Valley Bank.

Instead of masks, they wore garish outfits—”five-gallon hats, red bandanas, flashy shirts, chaps and high-heeled cowboy boots” and spurs.

The outlaws outfitted their horses in silver-studded bridles and saddles.

They wanted to convey the impression they were just cowboys out for […]

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