The Outlaw Trail: A History of Butch Cassidy and His Wild Bunch
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The Outlaw Trail: A History of Butch Cassidy and His Wild Bunch

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The Wild Bunch, the confederation of western outlaws headed by Butch Cassidy, found sanctuary on the rugged Outlaw Trail. Stretching across Montana, Idaho, Wyoming, Colorado, Utah, Nevada, Arizona, and New Mexico, this trail offered desert and mountain hideouts to bandits and cowboys. The almost inaccessible Hole-in-the-Wall in Wyoming was a station on the Outlaw Trail wel...more
Paperback, 398 pages
Published May 1st 1996 by Bison Books
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Carl Johnson
I am about half way through. This is a book for history buffs in general, and for fans of the old west in particular.

It purports to be about Butch Cassidy, but is truly does take the long trail to get there. Written by Charles Kelly, a man that tracked down eyewitnesses and wrote based on first hand accounts, this book is chock full of anecdotes and verified stories of the way it really was.

As I said, I am only halfway through the book, and it hasn't really touched too much on Butch Cassidy. In...more
Feb 02, 2010 Michelle rated it 4 of 5 stars
Recommended to Michelle by: ben
This book has a LOT of people to keep straight. I skimmed over most of the names and let myself be enthralled with the wild west tales. Having grown to love the Utah landscape after growing up on the Iowa plains, I'm intrigued at how a resourceful person could get away from anything/get to anywhere with relative ease through the mountains and across the valleys. A great telling of frontier history!
Have been studying this era in school & found this rare/old book which was fantastic! Would love to have my own copy. Easy, enjoyable read.
Raegan Butcher
Quite enjoyable. Makes me wish I was born a hundred years ago, rather than this cheap, crappy age we live in now.
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