“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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THE CAPER AT CASTLE GATE

Caper At Castle Gate

— THE WAIT-AND-SEE ROBBERY — The behavior of two strangers visiting Castle Gate, Utah, struck a few people as suspicious but failed to convey their concerns to anyone. Each afternoon for a week, the same two men rode their unsaddled horses to the train depot to await the arrival of the Denver & Rio Grande Western.

Castle Gate, a large coal mining town in Carbon County in eastern […]

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