“For a Moment There I Thought we were in Trouble” – Did Butch Survive Bolivia?

Did Butch Cassidy, the famous outlaw that died in a shoot-out in Bolivia actually survive the gunfight and live a long life in the state of Washington? A rare book collector is reporting that he has uncovered new evidence that suggests that Butch Cassidy not only survived the fight, but even penned an autobiography under a pseudonym entitled “Bandit Invincible: The Story of Butch Cassidy.”

The author claims that the novel is replete with information that only Butch himself could know and supports the claims that the infamous outlaw survived and lived anonymously the remainder of his days in Washington State.

However, other historians declare that the book collector’s claims are dubious at best:

“It doesn’t bear a great deal of relationship to Butch Cassidy’s real life, or Butch Cassidy’s life as we know it.” – Dan Buck, Cassidy Historian.

To read more about this story, see the article at MSNBC. I also highly recommend this clip from the 1969 film, Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid which contains one of the greatest film quotes of all time:

“For a moment there, I thought we were in trouble.”

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About Jennifer Carey

My name is Jennifer Carey and I am a student and educator of the human condition. I have long studied history, trained in archaeology, and found a passion in the field of education. As a long-time lover of technology (my father bought our family our first Apple IIe when I was three), I love technology and what it can bring to the classroom. I have taught at various Universities for many years as well as educating gifted teenagers through the Johns Hopkins program, the Center for Talented Youth. I am currently the Director of Educational Technology at the Ransom Everglades School (a secular independent school) in Miami, Fl. I also have a few educational podcasts on iTunes from my days teaching at TCU: The Ancient City of Rome, Classical Archaeology (2008), Classical Archaeology (2009), Introduction to Classical Myth, and Ancient Eats. They’re enhanced (so you get the PowerPoints along with the vocal), but please excuse the poor audio editing. Feel free to Email Me or follow me on twitter.
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