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Daniel Buck
Re: Dullenty's comments
Fri Dec 29, 2017 6:26am

you are up early, just as I was fishing Dullenty's The Butch Cassidy Collection (June 1986) out of the closet.

You covered the major points. All I will add is that the 1940 article is not precisely clear -- ambiguous writing -- as to whether William G. Johnson knew Cassidy in the 19th century and Phillips in the 1930s, or just knew Phillips in the 1930s. Regardless, Johnson would not have been the first person to have been taken in by Phillips, though it should be added that many people who said they knew Cassidy in the 19th century, either did not, or knew him only in brief passing. Forty or 50 years later they were easily be mistaken by Cassidy-impersonator Phillips. Dan

  • Dullenty's commentsBob Goodwin, Fri Dec 29 6:18am
    Pat and Dan, Dullenty was making comments concerning a 7 July, 1940 article in the Spokane newspaper, the "Spokesman-Review," Titled: "Wyoming Outlaw, Records Reveal, Spent his Last Years in Spokane... more
    • Re: Dullenty's comments — Daniel Buck, Fri Dec 29 6:26am
      • re: DanBob Goodwin, Fri Dec 29 6:45am
        One last little comment here. Looking at the article it does say that Johnson "was personally acquainted with the "Butch Cassidy" of 50 years ago." What is not clear is if he knew, or had even met... more
        • re: DanDaniel Buck, Fri Dec 29 9:34am
          Bob, good observation as well, that it's not clear from the 1940 article if William G. Johnson had ever met William T. Phillips, or was just reacting to reports of his 1930s activities. Meaning, that ... more
        • re: DanDaniel Buck, Fri Dec 29 7:02am
          Bob, thanks. The ambiguity I see is in the "of" in "personally acquainted with the 'Butch Cassidy' of 50 years ago," which probably means Johnson said he knew Cassidy in the 19th century, though... more
          • Hang in there. Pat, Fri Dec 29 8:27am
            I will have more info for you soon.
            • A woman who wrote a MSS in 1937 took the info from AHC and is included in her MSS. Plus a lot more.He is the one I listed who died in Lander in post below. They can post it all as my eyes are too bad.
              • Pat, Turns out Alice Mathew Shields's July 1941 ANNALS OF WYOMING article, "The Life Story of a Fremont County Pioneer Couple, is online. Never would have found it if you hadn't given me the title... more
                • It was more likely Pat, Fri Dec 29 12:21pm
                  when she was 15 in 1887 when Cassidy and Haynes /Haines first came to Lander.
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