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Daniel Buck
square peg in round hole exercise
Sat Apr 14, 2018 7:17am

you are trying to pound a square peg in a round hole.

And you bring up once again the "if they were smart" angle, i.e, woulda, coulda, shoulda. What we have is what happened, not what we think should have happened if Cassidy and Sundance had eaten their Wheaties.

We cannot get around the fact that the bandit duo arrived in Cucho on the morning of 6 November on mules and the evening of 6 November on mules. We can speculate all we want that for the hours we do not have witnesses they rode quarter horses, dune buggies, or Ducatis.

As for relays, remember that the Aramayo holdup was patched together after the Tupiza bank robbery fell through due to the arrival of the Abaroa Regiment in town. And Francis suggests that they nixed a dash south to Argentina, perhaps because it was an obvious route the posses would have nosed out. They choose instead a rather counter-intuitive route north, which gives them an option of jumping over the border to Chile, for which they need Francis's help as a guide. Meaning, they had not scoped out that particular route in advance. It was a last-minute decision.

Keep in mind that all but one of the major members of the Wild Bunch were either captured or killed. If we count their minor crimes, Cassidy and Sundance were captured several times. And that most of the American & British bandits in Bolivia were either captured or killed. Crime is an unforgiving business. Best, Dan

  • Re: Horse-Mule Relays: AndesChrisV, Sat Apr 14 6:14am
    Hi Simon, Bought the kindle edition yesterday afternoon and finished most of it last night. Well done. Not very many people would do what you did. Im jealous. I was talking to a hand that works for... more
    • Bolivia/Andes/HorsesSimon Casson, Sat Apr 14 8:21am
      Hi Chris, Thanks for buying the kindle version. If you become immersed, get a 2nd edition book - you can pencil notations. The ride was hard graft. Our outfitters helped two Swedes mount a similar... more
      • Re: Bolivia/Andes/HorsesChrisV, Sat Apr 14 1:23pm
        Thanks Simon, Again very jealous of your adventure. Glad to hear you would use a combo of both horses and mules to fit the terrain. As I said earlier, thats what my cowboy buddy said. My kindle... more
    • square peg in round hole exercise — Daniel Buck, Sat Apr 14 7:17am
      • Re: square peg in round hole exerciseChrisV, Sat Apr 14 11:00am
        You are using the wrong puzzle pieces Dan. All of the info does not add up to it being them. "Crime is an unforgiving business" that is something I do agree with you on. Butch and SK knew that as... more
      • You keep forgetting about GricePat, Sat Apr 14 7:49am
        His partner Tex, and all the other outlaws in the area. Grice did Rio Gallegos and other robberies. He was in Chile with Sundance and said Butch had gone to BA . By 1908 Butch was in Tupezia with... more
        • Re: You keep forgetting about GriceDaniel Buck, Sat Apr 14 10:07am
          Pat, Herbert Grice as I recall was back in the US by 1906 -- correct? -- thus out of the picture in terms of Bolivia. As for Butch Cassidy being the Englishman Frank Murray or the North American Ray... more
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