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Butch Cassidy, My Uncle: A Family Portrait

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Bill Betenson is the great-grandson of Butch Cassidy's younger sister Lula Parker Betenson who wrote Butch Cassidy, My Brother, published in 1975. Bill inherited not only Lula's family archives but also her interest in setting the record straight. His quest for answers has been a lifelong pursuit which has led him from dusty jail basements in the American West to Butch's ranch in Argentina and beyond. He's often said, "If I had to pick an outlaw to be related to, I would pick ...

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Overview

Bill Betenson is the great-grandson of Butch Cassidy's younger sister Lula Parker Betenson who wrote Butch Cassidy, My Brother, published in 1975. Bill inherited not only Lula's family archives but also her interest in setting the record straight. His quest for answers has been a lifelong pursuit which has led him from dusty jail basements in the American West to Butch's ranch in Argentina and beyond. He's often said, "If I had to pick an outlaw to be related to, I would pick Butch."

He says, "I've delayed writing this book for too long; the story is no longer a huge family embarrassment like it was for great-grandma Lula's generation. Its time I put what I know on paper."

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781937147037
  • Publisher: High Plains Press
  • Publication date: 5/28/2012
  • Pages: 319
  • Sales rank: 998,172
  • Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Table of Contents

Foreword: Agree to Disagree 9

1 Butch and Me 13

2 Butch's Heritage 17

3 Growing Up 29

4 Leaving Home 35

5 Telluride 41

6 Dixon to Rawlins Stage Robbery 51

7 Wyoming Years 61

8 Arrest and Trials 71

9 Big House Across the River 85

10 Detroit House of Corrections 93

11 Montpelier Bank Robbery 99

12 Castle Gate Robbery 107

13 WS Ranch and Wilcox Train Robbery 117

14 Folsom Train Robbery 131

15 Bid for Amnesty 139

16 Tipton Train Robbery 143

17 Winnemucca Bank Robbery 149

18 Fort Worth 161

19 New York City 169

20 Argentina 173

21 Rio Gallegos Robbery 189

22 Back to a Life of Crime 197

23 Aramayo Payroll Robbery 207

24 San Vicente 215

25 Back Home 231

Appendix A Dan Parker 245

Appendix B Lula Parker Betenson 251

Notes 257

Acknowledgments 300

Bibliography 302

Index 312

About the Author 319

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