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Last train robbery of Butch Cassidy & the Sundance Kid...



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July 04, 1901

THE EVENING NEWS, Detroit MI Michigan, July 4, 1901 

* Last train robbery of Butch Cassidy & the Sundance Kid
* Original reporting


The back page has a very nice & detailed account of what would be the very last train robbery by the infamous Hole-In-the-Wall" gang of Butch Cassidy & the Sundance Kid.

The article is headed: "BOLD BANDITS GOT $83,000" "Three Masked Men Daringly Held Up and Looted a Train Near Wagner, Mont." with more (see). As the website of EricEnders.com notes:

* Finally, on July 3, 1901, Butch and Sundance’s “Wild Bunch” pulled off one last great robbery — a holdup of the Great Northern Coast Flyer train near Wagner, Montana. After dividing the estimated take of $65,000, the Wild Bunch split up forever. Butch and Sundance realized the outlaw way was dying, and the pair — accompanied by Etta Place, the Sundance Kid’s common-law wife — headed for the greener pastures of Argentina. America’s two most daring outlaws had decided to start life anew as sheep ranchers, and when they set sail for South America, the 19th century spirit of the untamed West departed with them

See the photos for the full report. Complete in 10 pages, very nice condition.

Category: The Old West