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This article is about the gang. For the 1969 movie, see The Wild Bunch.

Wild Bunch, a gang in the American Wild West, led by Butch Cassidy, included Sundance Kid, Ben Kilpatrick, William Carver, Laura Bullion, Elza Lay, George Curry, Harvey Logan, and Bob Meeks. The Wild Bunch tried to abstain from killing people and Cassidy boasted of having never killed a man.

At 1:00 a.m on June 2, 1899, Cassidy, Curry, Logan and Lay took part in the highly successful Union Pacific train holdup at Wilcox, Wyoming, stealing $30,000. Afterwards, the gang fled to New Mexico. The men were wearing masks made from white napkins possibly stolen from a Harvey House Restaurant.

On August 29th, 1900, Cassidy, the Sundance Kid, Logan and two unidentified gang members, held up another Union Pacific train at Tipton, Wyoming. Less than a month later, on September 19, 1900, they raided the First National Bank of Winnemucca, Nevada, stealing $32,640.

In 1901, Cassidy along with the Sundance Kid and Etta Place relocate to South America. In 1908 Butch and Sundance may have been killed in a shootout with Bolivian cavalry. But there is evidence they both returned to the United States, with the Sundance Kid dying in 1936.

External links

Joseph Claude "Cowboy Joe" Marsters - Last of the Wild Bunch (http://www.psln.com/pete/cowboy_joe.htm)

Butch & Sundance - Wyoming Tailes and Trails (http://www.wyomingtalesandtrails.com/butch.html)

"Sundance Kid" Henry Long (http://www.sundancekidhenrylong.com)


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