Born: April 13, 1866, Beaver, Utah
Died: November 6, 1908 (age 42), outside San Vicente, Bolivia
Cassidy, born Robert LeRoy Parker,
was a notorious American train robber, bank robber and leader of the
Hole in the Wall Gang.
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Parker's first offense was minor. About 1880,
he (age 14) went to a clothier's shop in another town only to find the
shop closed. He entered the shop and took a pair of jeans and some pie,
leaving an IOU promising to pay on his next visit. However, the clothier
pressed charges. Parker was acquitted at a jury trial.
2. Cassidy and three others on June 24, 1889,
robbed the San Miguel Valley Bank in Telluride in which they stole
approximately $21,000. Where did they go to hideout?
- Robbers Roost
- Outlaw Ridge
- Horsethief Basin
3. In 1890, Parker purchased a ranch near Dubois,
Wyoming. What was near the location?
- Red River Gorge
- Parks Ridge
4. In early 1894, Parker became involved
romantically with female Old West outlaw and rancher. Who was the outlaw
- Mildred Ann Hill
- Ann Bassett
- Cody Richards
5. Upon his release he associated himself with a
circle of criminals, most notably his closest friend Elzy Lay, Harvey
"Kid Curry" Logan, Ben Kilpatrick, Harry Tracy, Will
"News" Carver, Laura Bullion, and George Curry, who, together
with others, formed a gang known as the Wild Bunch, and with this his
criminal activity increased considerably. Despite the Wild Bunch often
being portrayed as mostly non-violent, in reality the gang was
responsible for numerous killings during their robbery activities.
6. On June 2, 1899, the Butch and his gang robbed
a Union Pacific overland flyer, a robbery that became famous and which
resulted in a massive man hunt. Many notable lawmen of the day took part
in the hunt for the robbers, but they were not found. Where was the
- Wilcox, Wyoming
- Horse, Wyoming
- Davis, Utah
7. Butch, Sundance Kid ,and Bill Carver traveled
to Winnemucca, Nevada, where on September 19, 1900, they robbed the bank
of $32,640. What was the bank's name?
- Wells Fargo Bank
- First National Bank
- Union National Bank
8. In December, Parker posed in Fort Worth, Texas
for the now-famous Fort Worth Five Photograph, which depicts Parker, Longabaugh, Harvey Logan (alias Kid Curry), Ben Kilpatrick and William
9. On November 6, their lodging house was
surrounded by a small group comprising the local mayor and some of his
officials, and two soldiers. A gunfight then ensued. During a lull in
the firing, a single shot was heard from inside the house, followed by a
man screaming, and then another single shot. The locals kept the place
surrounded until the next morning when, cautiously entering, they found
two dead bodies, both with numerous wounds to the arms and legs, one
with a bullet hole in the forehead and the other with a hole in the
10. Where is Butch Cassidy buried?
- Hillside Cemetery, Reno, Washoe County, Nevada
- Body lost or destroyed*
- Riverside National Cemetery, Riverside,