Bob Goodwin
re: "Wild Bunch"
Fri Jan 11, 2019 7:44am

Yes, One of the first, if not the first reference in the press to the outlaws in the Browns Hole area being called the"Wild Bunch."

Of course, Dr. Steve Lacy disputes this and says that the outlaws were not known as the Wild Bunch until sometime after 1900, after they were broken up.

  • The "Wild Bunch" June 1899vince garcia, Thu Jan 10 6:11pm
    Sheriff Preece is one of the most fearless men in the state and if any members of the "Wild Bunch" turn up, he will be heard from. SL Herald, June 13, 1899
    • re: "Wild Bunch" — Bob Goodwin, Fri Jan 11 7:44am
      • re: "Wild Bunch"vince garcia, Fri Jan 11 8:38am
        The first use I know of is the The Salt Lake Tribune in late july 1897 using the term but denying there is such a gang in Utah Glad you're out of the hospital
        • re: Wild BunchBob Goodwin, Fri Jan 11 11:49am
          Vince, I think you mean the "Salt Lake Herald" of 26 July 1897. Another obscure reference in the "Vernal Express" of 5 May 1898, though it is unclear just what is being talked about in the short... more
          • re: Wild BunchBob Goodwin, Tue Jan 15 9:50am
            July 22, 1897 "Vernal Express" has the original article that the "Salt lake Herald" quoted on July 26th. So the earliest use in the press of the term "Wild Bunch" referring to the Browns Hole/Powder... more
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