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Mark Mszanski
Sheriff Bledsoe!
Fri Nov 17, 2017 1:19pm
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Sheriff Bledsoe to Butch and Sundance:

"You know, you should have let yourselves get killed a long time ago when you had the chance. See, you may be the biggest thing that ever hit this area, but you're still two-bit outlaws. I never met a soul more affable than you, Butch, or faster than the Kid, but you're still nothing but two-bit outlaws on the dodge. It's over, don't you get that? Your time is over and you're gonna die bloody, and all you can do is choose where."

  • BC&SK news from GoaDaniel Buck, Fri Nov 17 1:03pm
    From Goa, no less: http://www.navhindtimes.in/butch-cassidy-and-the-sundance-kid-twosome/
    • Sheriff Bledsoe! — Mark Mszanski, Fri Nov 17 1:19pm
      • Question for Dan on the Posse Cars Mark Mszanski, Fri Nov 17 1:38pm
        Dan, Where these posse cars deployed because of the WB ? - Or was this a consensus based decision by The Pinkertons as a result of other heists? Seems like a costly way to go after outlaws.... more
        • Re: Question for Dan on the Posse Cars Vince Garcia, Fri Nov 17 5:32pm
          In my june 1900 timeline I have copied a 1905 article about Je LeFors and the Union Pacific Rangers who had their own train, called GUARDING A RAILROAD IN THE BANDIT BELT One nice paragraph: Chief... more
          • Re: Question for Dan on the Posse Cars Daniel Buck, Sat Nov 18 5:45am
            Vince, Interesting quote. I wonder, tho, if the author -- William MacLeod Raine, "Guarding a Railroad in the 'Bandit Belt'," The Wide World Magazine, January 1905 -- is not laying it on a bit thick.... more
            • Re: Question for Dan on the Posse Cars Vince Garcia, Sat Nov 18 8:56am
              One thing to keep in mind, the UP special train posse was meant to go after train robbers, and train robberies didn't happen every day in Wyoming so I have to wonder how many times they actually were ... more
              • Re: Question for Dan on the Posse Cars Daniel Buck, Sat Nov 18 8:59am
                Well, how many UP robberies were there, say, post Wilcox? Regardless, best I can tell, the idea was a bust. Dan
                • Re: Question for Dan on the Posse Cars Vince Garcia, Sat Nov 18 10:25am
                  Referring to wyoming, Wm Pinkerton only mentioned Wilcox and Tipton in his famous speech on train robbers in 1907. Past that, while doing all my newspaper research, I looked up references to train... more
                  • Re: Question for Dan on the Posse Cars Daniel Buck, Sat Nov 18 12:21pm
                    Vince, Richard Patterson, in Train Robbery: The Birth, Flowering, and Decline of a Notorious Enterprise (1981), and Historical Atlas of the Outlaw West (1985), cites the following Wyoming train... more
                    • Re: Question for Dan on the Posse Cars Vince Garcia, Sat Nov 18 4:02pm
                      I'm right then. After Tipton there is nothing until the Teens (which I did not search for because the railroad posse I imagine would be a memory by then, replaced by cars, I suppose? So really, it... more
        • Re: Question for Dan on the Posse Cars Daniel Buck, Fri Nov 17 3:01pm
          Mark, commenting without looking it up: the super posse aka posse cars were used once or twice without success & dropped, only to be resurrected & made famous in the 1969 movie. Dan
          • Thanks Dan and Vince Mark, Fri Nov 17 5:48pm
            Thank you. I had wondered if this mode of operation would fly. Seems like mean time to response was the issue. High cost operation to run. Still , somewhat creative for the time. Cassidy has fresh... more
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