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Bob Goodwin
Mules and even Burros
Tue Apr 10, 2018 6:55am

Butch had plenty of experience with Mules. Actually, when younger Butch was known to have raced just about anything with four legs. I have references of him racing Mules, and even Burros. While in Telluride in 1884 or so, according to Lulu Betensen, Butch worked carting ore down the mountain sides from the mines with Mules. In Ouray he was referred to as a Mule thief, and a Muleteer. In one race just outside of Panguitch, Butch raced a Mule against a local favorite race horse and won. Butch's prized colt "Cornish" which he brought with him to Telluride from Circleville, and which there was so much fuss about in Ouray, Colorado in 1888 may even have been a mule.

  • Dan Pat, Mon Apr 9 2:18pm
    Don't forget about Cassidy in 1889 described as a Muleteer in Telludide.
    • Mules and even Burros — Bob Goodwin, Tue Apr 10 6:55am
      • Re: Mules and even BurrosChrisV, Tue Apr 10 7:42am
        Thats nice information Bob. Im not saying he didnt have experience with mules. What I am saying is a mule is not the right tool for a getaway. Did Butch use mules at Castlegate, Wilcox, Wagner,... more
        • Chris Pat, Tue Apr 10 9:52am
          You don't know the first clue about any of this do you? The robbery was in a out of the way place and not near a town.
    • Re: Dan Daniel Buck, Mon Apr 9 2:39pm
      Pat, Thanks. I did forget that. Mules were a big deal in the American West. They didn't t many walk-on parts in the movies because they're not as sexy as horses, but they were important. Dan PS I'm... more
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