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This Day In History July 3, 1901 – Old West: Butch Cassidy, Sundance Kid & Wild Bunch first robbery, Montana

 

1901- Wagner, Montana- Butch Cassidy and Sundance with the help of Kid Curry and the Wild Bunch rob a Great Northern train. It was their last American robbery.

 

Butch Cassidy, Fort Worth, Texas, 1900

More than $40,000 was taken from the safe but most of it was in unsigned bank notes. This never bothered the Wild Bunch. Bill Carver or someone else with good penmanship merely signed the notes and these were quickly cashed or passed. Source Today in Old West History

Butch Cassidy and Sundance Kid – From Wyoming Tales and Trails
The Hole-in-the-Wall, origin of names Butch Cassidy and Sundance Kid, Tom McCarty.

Robert LeRoy Parker (April 13, 1866 – November 3, 1908), better known as Butch Cassidy, was a notorious American train robber, bank robber, and leader of the Wild Bunch Gang in the American Old West. After pursuing a career in crime for several years in the United States, the pressures of being pursued, notably by the Pinkerton Detective Agency, forced him to flee with an accomplice, Harry Alonzo Longabaugh, known as the Sundance Kid, and Longabaugh’s girlfriend, Etta Place, first to Argentina and then to Bolivia, where he and Longabaugh were allegedly killed in a shootout in November 1908. More…

 

Sundance, Wyoming, approx. 1907

 

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