vince garcia
re: "Wild Bunch"
Fri Jan 11, 2019 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 Bunch"Bob Goodwin, Fri Jan 11 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... more
    • re: "Wild Bunch" — vince garcia, Fri Jan 11 8:38am
      • 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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