Butch Cassidy was a man who robbed, and he did it well. He and his now infamous gang, the “Wild Bunch,” pulled off dozens of robberies along the budding railways, nabbing thousands of dollars. Butch, or as his mother knew him, Robert LeRoy Parker, made a smart move when he and his gang realized that the cops were gaining on them, he and his buddy, the Sundance Kid, fled to South America. It is most widely accepted that they both died in a shootout in Bolivia, just a couple of years later.
The Sundance Kid (Henry Longabaugh) earned his nickname when he was caught and convicted of horse thievery in Sundance, Wyoming. Despite his reputation as a gunfighter, he is not certain to have actually killed anyone. After his release from jail in 1896, he and Robert LeRoy Parker aka “Butch Cassidy” formed the gang known as the Wild Bunch. They were responsible for the longest string of successful train and bank robberies in American history. Due to the pressure of the Pinkerton Detective Agen
Sundance Kid - Born in 1867 to Josiah and Annie Longabaugh in Mont Clare, Pennsylvania, Died November 7, 1908 near San Vicente, Bolivia, Occupations were bank & train robbery and criminal, Married Etta Place, Known for being a part of Butch Cassidy's Wild Bunch Gang.
Pictured above are Harry Longabaugh (A.K.A. the "Sundance Kid") and Etta Place. Etta Place disappeared from history in the early 1900's. The big question, of course, is whether Butch Cassidy and Longabaugh were in fact killed in Bolivia in 1908. Some speculate they faked their deaths in order to live out the rest of their lives in peace and quite.
Joe LeFors! Western Lawman. Born Joseph S. LeFors in Paris, Texas, he began his career in law enforcement in 1887, as a Wyoming Livestock Inspector recovering rustled cattle. In 1899, he was appointed a Deputy US Marshal and led a posse to capture Butch Cassidy's gang for train robberies in the territory. He is perhaps most noted for gaining a confession from Tom Horn whom was the primary suspect in the murder of Willie Nickell during the Iron Mountain Montana, range wars of 1902.