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Robert LeRoy Parker (April 13, 1866 – November 7, 1908), better known as Butch Cassidy, was an American train and bank robber and the leader of a gang of criminal outlaws known as the "Wild Bunch" in the Old West. Parker engaged in criminal activity for more than a decade at the end of the 19th century and the early 20th century, but the pressures of being pursued by law enforcement, notably the Pinkerton detective agency, forced him to flee the country. He fled with his accomplice Harry Longabaugh, known as the "Sundance Kid", and Longabaugh's girlfriend Etta Place. The trio traveled first to Argentina and then to Bolivia, where Parker and Longabaugh are believed to have been killed in a shootout with the Bolivian Army in November 1908; the exact circumstances of their fate continue to be disputed. Parker's life and death have been extensively dramatized in film, television, and literature, and he remains one of the most well-known icons of the "Wild West" mythos in modern times. Early life Robert LeRoy Parker was born on April 13, 1866, in Beaver, Utah Territory, the first of 13 children of English immigrants Maximillian Parker and Ann Campbell Gillies. The Parker and Gillies families had converted to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints while still living in the United Kingdom. Maximillian Parker was 12 years old when his family arrived in Salt Lake City in 1856 as Mormon pioneers. Ann Gillies was born and lived in Tyneside in northeast England before immigrating to the U.S. with her family in 1859 at age 14. The couple were married in July 1865. Robert Parker grew up on his parents' ranch near Circleville.Parker fled his home as a teenager and, while working on a dairy ranch, met cattle thief Mike Cassidy. He subsequently worked on several ranches, in addition to a brief apprenticeship with a butcher in Rock Springs, Wyoming, where he got his nickname (by the word "butcher", which morphed later into "Butch"), to which he soon added the last name Cassidy in honor of his old friend and mentor. Criminal career Butch Cassidy's first criminal offense was minor. Around 1880, he journeyed to a clothier shop in another town but found it closed. He broke into the shop and stole a pair of jeans and some pie, leaving an IOU promising to pay on his next visit. The clothier pressed charges, but Cassidy was acquitted by a jury. He continued to work on ranches until 1884, when he moved to Telluride, Colorado, ostensibly to seek work, but perhaps to deliver stolen horses to buyers. Cassidy led a cowboy's life in Wyoming and Montana before returning to Telluride in 1887, where he met Matt Warner, the owner of a racehorse. Cassidy and Warner raced the horse at various events, dividing the winnings between them. 1889–1895 Cassidy's first bank robbery took place on June 24, 1889, when Warner, two of the McCarty brothers, and he robbed the San Miguel Valley Bank in Telluride. Businessman L. L. Nunn had taken a controlling interest in the bank the previous year. The robbers stole around $21,000 (equivalent to $684,000 in 2022), after which they fled to the Robbers Roost, a remote hideout in southeastern Utah. In 1890, Cassidy purchased a ranch on the outskirts of Dubois, Wyoming. This location is across the state from the notorious Hole-in-the-Wall, a natural geological formation, and a popular hideout for outlaw gangs, including Cassidy's, during the era. Cassidy's ranching was possibly a façade for clandestine activities, perhaps with Hole-in-the-Wall outlaws, as he was never financially successful at ranching. Cassidy's ranch used the "unmistakable brand" of "Reverse-E, Box, E".In early 1894, Cassidy became involved romantically with rancher and outlaw Ann Bassett. Her father was a rancher who did business with Cassidy, supplying him with fresh horses and beef. That same year, Cassidy was arrested at Lander, Wyoming, for stealing horses and possibly for running a protection racket among the local ranchers there. He was imprisoned in the Wyoming State Prison in Laramie, where he served 18 months of a 2-year sentence; he was released and pardoned in January 1896 by Governor William Alford Richards. He became involved briefly with Bassett's older sister Josie before returning to Ann. Formation of the Wild Bunch Cassidy associated with a wide circle of criminals, most notably his closest friend William Ellsworth "Elzy" Lay, Harvey "Kid Curry" Logan, Ben "The Tall Texan" Kilpatrick, Harry Tracy, Will "News" Carver, Laura Bullion, and George "Flat Nose" Curry, who collectively became the so-called "Wild Bunch". The gang assembled sometime after Cassidy's release from prison in 1896, and took its name from the Doolin–Dalton gang, also known as the "Wild Bunch". On August 13, 1896, Cassidy, Lay, Logan, and Bob Meeks robbed the bank at Montpelier, Idaho, escaping with roughly $7,000. Cassidy recruited Harry Alonzo Longabaugh, also known as the "Sundance Kid", into the gang soon after. Bassett, Lay, and Lay's girlfriend Maude Davis all joined Cassidy at Robbers Roost in early 1897. The four hid there until early April, when Lay and Cassidy sent the women home so that the men could plan their next robbery. They ambushed a small group of men carrying the payroll of the Pleasant Valley Coal Company in the mining town of Castle Gate, Utah, on April 22, 1897, stealing a sack of silver coins, with which they fled back to the Robbers Roost.On June 2, 1899, the gang robbed a Union Pacific Overland Flyer passenger train near Wilcox, Wyoming, a robbery that earned them a great deal of notoriety and resulted in a massive manhunt. Many notable lawmen took part in the hunt, but they did not find them. Kid Curry and George Curry had a shootout with lawmen following the train robbery, killing Sheriff Joe Hazen. Tom Horn, a killer-for-hire employed by the Pinkerton National Detective Agency, was told by explosives expert Bill Speck about the Hazen shooting. Pinkerton detective Charlie Siringo was then assigned the task of capturing the outlaws. He became friends with Elfie Landusky, who was using the last name Curry after becoming pregnant by Kid Curry's brother Lonny Logan, and Siringo intended to locate the gang through her. On July 11, 1899, Lay and others were involved in a Colorado and Southern Railroad train robbery near Folsom, New Mexico, which Cassidy might have planned and personally directed. A shootout ensued with local law enforcement, during which Lay killed Sheriff Edward Farr and Henry Love; Lay was convicted of murder and sentenced to life imprisonment at the New Mexico State Penitentiary. The Wild Bunch typically separated following a robbery and fled in different directions, later reuniting at a predetermined location such as the Hole-in-the-Wall, Robbers Roost, or Fannie Porter's brothel in San Antonio. 1899 plea for amnesty Cassidy approached Utah Governor Heber Wells to negotiate an amnesty. Wells advised him to ask the Union Pacific Railroad to drop their criminal.... 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  • The Smoking Nun synopsis, comments

    The Smoking Nun

    Dakota Cassidy

    Sister Trixie Lavender, reporting for Miss Marple duty! It's been months since the evil residing inside me reared his violently helpful head, and things are pretty peachy. My ...

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    The Accidental Mermaid

    Dakota Cassidy

    Esther Williams Sanchez is busy living her life the way she's always done. Spending time with her pets, working as a divorce mediator, and enjoying her newly renovated cottage on t...

  • Then Came Wanda With a Baby Carriage synopsis, comments

    Then Came Wanda With a Baby Carriage

    Dakota Cassidy

    There's almost nothing Wanda Jefferson wants more than a family to call her own, and she's almost got it all with her husband Heath, a beautiful home in the suburbs, and her soulsa...

  • Then Came Wanda With A Baby Carriage synopsis, comments

    Then Came Wanda With A Baby Carriage

    Dakota Cassidy

    There's almost nothing Wanda Jefferson wants more than a family to call her own, and she's almost got it all with her husband Heath, a beautiful home in the suburbs, and her soulsa...

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    Accidentally Divine

    Dakota Cassidy

    Heaven ain't missin' this angel…At a fateful New Year's Eve party, Georgina Maverick, a little bit drunk, a lot mired in guilt from her tortured past, trips and falls off a ro...

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    Good Witch Hunting

    Dakota Cassidy

    What happens when an exwitch/medium, an exnun, a demon, and a dead British spy meet?Murder!After a really busy summer, things have settled down for my crew here in Ebenezer Falls. ...

  • Accidentally Ever After synopsis, comments

    Accidentally Ever After

    Dakota Cassidy

    Mirror, mirror on the wall, who has the prettiest shoes of all?Antonia Vitali's on the run and in hiding, working as a salesclerk in a designer outlet mall in Jersey. Toni's life h...

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    Nun of Your Business Mysteries Collection Books 1-3

    Dakota Cassidy

    Nun of Your Business Mysteries Collection Book 13Join exnun Sister Trixie Lavender, currently possessed by a demon, her demonic pal Coop, a talking owl, and a cast of quirky charac...

  • Witch Perfect synopsis, comments

    Witch Perfect

    Dakota Cassidy

    Hi, all! I'm back…er,  I mean, we're back and boy do we have a tale to tell!Now that Win is up and about, he's been a very busy bee. He's jumped in with both feet, gettin...

  • Witch it Real Good synopsis, comments

    Witch it Real Good

    Dakota Cassidy

    Stevie here, and I'm happy to report we've settled into our new lives and found a modicum of peace since our last deathdefying incident. Mostly…My International Man of Mystery...

  • How Nina Got Her Fang Back synopsis, comments

    How Nina Got Her Fang Back

    Dakota Cassidy

    It's been a while since Nina Statleonexcoffin lover, current chicken wing loverlost her vampire mojo during a particularly brutal OOPS case.Her friends Wanda and Marty are worried....

  • The Accidental Gargoyle synopsis, comments

    The Accidental Gargoyle

    Dakota Cassidy

    As a onetime OOPs employee, Ingrid Lawson has seen plenty of paranormal accidents. But witnessing and experiencing are two different things, and she's perfectly fine being a plain ...

  • Accidentally Aphrodite synopsis, comments

    Accidentally Aphrodite

    Dakota Cassidy

    An apple a day keeps the Goddess in play...Mythology buff Quinn Morris has always wanted to visit Greece, where her inner hardcore romantic envisioned proposing to her boyfriend. A...

  • How the Witch Stole Christmas synopsis, comments

    How the Witch Stole Christmas

    Dakota Cassidy

    It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas! Er, not so much. . .It's Christmas, and I, exwitch, Stevie Cartwright declare this my favorite time of the year! I love the d...

  • Just Witched synopsis, comments

    Just Witched

    Dakota Cassidy

    It's a nice day for a white wedding…if I can make it down the aisle unscathed and still breathing, that is!'Tis I, newly restored witch and armchair sleuth Stevie Cartwright, and I...

  • A Total Witch Show synopsis, comments

    A Total Witch Show

    Dakota Cassidy

    Hello, it's me, intrepid amateur sleuth, Stevie Cartwright back in the saddle again!An intrepid amateur sleuth who's being hunted.Yep. This time I'm the case that needs s...

  • The Accidental Troll synopsis, comments

    The Accidental Troll

    Dakota Cassidy

    Who says trolls can't be sexy?Murphy Umanski, personal assistant and sister to Nova LaRue, the beautiful, popular Instagram influencer, has her hands full keeping her client in che...

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    Tom Prox 47

    Harry Russ

    Wo viel Alkohol getrunken wird, hebt sich die Stimmung, und wenn sie ihren Höhepunkt erreicht hat, gibt‘s meistens Krach. So auch in der Bar, in der Nat Wells den seriösen Wirt spi...

  • Bohemian Tragedy synopsis, comments

    Bohemian Tragedy

    Dakota Cassidy

    Be sure to join Evanora and all the aches and pains being over fifty can bring for another mystery. Description coming soon!

  • Witches Get Stitches synopsis, comments

    Witches Get Stitches

    Dakota Cassidy

    When last we met, good people, the biggest wish I've ever made came to fruition.It didn't happen without some helpokay, a lot of help. Either way, let's just say the deed was done....

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    The Old Witcheroo

    Dakota Cassidy

    Just when you think you know your onetime International Man of Mystery turned ghostly confidant…When last we met, dear friends, a man had come calling, claiming to be Crispin Alist...

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    Dakota Cassidy

    I, exwitch Stevie Cartwright, do hereby solemnly swear to avoid future murdermystery shenanigans, nosiness, tomfoolery, and any further crazy killer inflicted pain to my person, so...

  • Witch Slapped synopsis, comments

    Witch Slapped

    Dakota Cassidy

    What's a girl to do when she's a broke, shunned exwitch with a very tiny, very hungry bat familiar named Belfry to feed?Hello. My name is Stevie Cartwright, and I've been witchless...

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    Bearly Accidental

    Dakota Cassidy

    My, what a big cave you have!At the request of their friend Antonia (Accidentally Ever After), Wanda, Marty and Nina find themselves trekking up a snowy mountainside, in search of ...

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    Carnage in a Pear Tree

    Dakota Cassidy

    Welcome to Marshmallow Hollow, Maine, a holiday mystery, where it's all Christmas all the time and murder is hung by the chimney with care…I'm at it again, and only a day after my ...

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    G. F. Unger Western-Bestseller 2424

    G. F. Unger

    Ausgestoßen in DakotaClint Lanelord hat keine andere Wahl. Er muss die Bande des ExColonels Johnstone in die Falle des OglalaHäuptlings locken denn seine Frau Georgia ist Moonkill...

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    The Accidental Unicorn

    Dakota Cassidy

    Oliver Baldwin has a problem.And it's a big one.He has a unicorn horn. A unicorn horn that's pink and purple and shoots glitter everywhere.Everywhere...But that's not all it does.S...

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    Lassiter 2345

    Jack Slade

    Das Frühjahr lockte mit milden Temperaturen am Tag und kaum mehr Frost in der Nacht. Dennoch brachte der Transport der Golddollars schwerste Strapazen für die Soldaten des Kavaller...

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    The Accidental Familiar

    Dakota Cassidy

    When the warlock's away, the familiar will play!Desperate to pay the rent, Broadwaystar wannabe Poppy McGuillicuddy is the middle of DJing a Halloween party when a mishap with a ca...