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Outlaw Tales of Utah: True Stories of the Beehive State's Most Infamous Crooks, Culprits, and Cutthroats
     

Outlaw Tales of Utah: True Stories of the Beehive State's Most Infamous Crooks, Culprits, and Cutthroats

by Michael Rutter
 

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Meet the most notorious Utahns who ever livedMassacres, mayhem, and mischief fill the pages of Outlaw Tales of Utah. Meet the Wild Bunch, outlaws who sought refuge between heists hanging out and hiding out in Utah. Butch Cassidy, its leader, once paid a farmer's mortgage and then robbed a banker to get the money back. The Sundance Kid gained a reputation as a

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Meet the most notorious Utahns who ever livedMassacres, mayhem, and mischief fill the pages of Outlaw Tales of Utah. Meet the Wild Bunch, outlaws who sought refuge between heists hanging out and hiding out in Utah. Butch Cassidy, its leader, once paid a farmer's mortgage and then robbed a banker to get the money back. The Sundance Kid gained a reputation as a gunfighter—without firing a shot. Etta Place, first lady of the Wild Bunch, is a mystery we know almost nothing about—or do we? Get to know other shady Utah characters, from Bible-reading wife and mother Elizabeth Bassett, who stole cattle at night, to former-slave-turned-rustler Isom Dart, who saved the life of the deputy who arrested him—and was set free. All this and more is yours for the reading in Outlaw Tales of Utah, which introduces sixteen of the most dramatic events, and the most daring and despicable desperados, in the history of the Beehive State.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780762759859
Publisher:
TwoDot
Publication date:
01/11/2011
Series:
Outlaw Tales Series
Edition description:
Second Edition
Pages:
224
Sales rank:
715,904
Product dimensions:
8.36(w) x 11.34(h) x 0.53(d)

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From "The Castle Gate Payroll Robbery"As Butch Cassidy grabbed the reins of his horse, Mr. E. L. Carpenter ran up the stairs yelling "Robbers! Robbers!" Someone fired a rifle. The sound of the report, the commotion that yelling "Robbers" created, and the loitering miners all around made Butch's normally well-trained horse nervous. When Butch tossed another moneybag over his horse's head to Elzy Lay, the horse spooked, pulled away, and bolted.For a moment, Butch looked after his mount. There he was, alone, horseless and stunned, with his gun holstered and a large bag of Castle Gate gold in one hand. He ran for his frightened mount. Quick-thinking Elzy headed off the mare and after several futile tries, managed to grab the reins and bring the gray, named Babe, back to Butch. Butch snatched the reins and, still holding the heavy bag of gold in one hand, managed to mount the tall, bareback horse. Babe reared up several times. Elzy spurred his horse and Babe followed him down the narrow way.From "Isom Dart"Perhaps it takes an outlaw to catch an outlaw. No one is sure how Deputy Sheriff Joe Philbrick got the drop on the wily Dart, but he did. Likely, Isom was on his own turf and had his guard down. No lawman had dared come into the Hole before. Dart couldn't argue with Deputy Joe's Colt six-gun. Joe tied Dart up, put him in his buckboard, and headed back to Rock Springs. A day out of town, on a steep section of rough road, the wagon slid off the track and tumbled down the gully. Dart managed to jump free as the buckboard flipped. The deputy wasn't so lucky. Joe Philbrick was seriously hurt in the accident and pinned under the buckboard. Isom managed to free his tied hands and pry the wagon off the injured man with a pole. He drug Joe free and tended to the man's injuries to the best of his abilities, but he knew that Philbrick needed more help than he could give him. Nearly killing the poor horses, he got Joe to the Rock Springs doctor. Then he stopped, had a stiff drink, and turned himself in to the Rock Springs sheriff.

Meet the Author

Michael Rutter is the author of more than thirty-five books, including Fun with the Family Utah, Utah Off the Beaten Path, and Myths and Mysteries of the Old West (all Globe Pequot Press).

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