vince garcia
anyone in the HIW gang named Shlicktine?
Sat Feb 16, 2019 10:49am

I know a guy in Idaho named Slick, whose family name in that era would have been something like Shlicktine/Sclichhtein. His great-aunt once told him her uncle or grandfather was a member of Butch Cassidy's gang but he had no interest and made no mental notes of any details. I don't know what the uncle's name was or if it would have been the same name as this man's ancestors of the time, but does anyone know of any outlaws/rustlers in the gang with a name phonetically similar at all?

    • Re: anyone in the HIW gang named Shlicktine?Daniel Buck, Sat Feb 16 5:38pm
      Vince. Our cavernous name archive, actually a 4x6 card file in a shoe box, has nobody close to Shlicktine/Sclichtein. Uncle was in the Wild Bunch is along the lines of "everyone was in the French... more
      • You can file this under "one of those"jim lynch, Sun Feb 17 3:37pm
        There was a lady that gave a pistol to a twelve year old in Grand Junction, said it came from BC to a young lady in a Sapinero boarding house, and was told to shoot the offending member of the WB... more
        • Re: You can file this under "one of those"vince garcia, Sun Feb 17 6:32pm
          good story
        • Re: You can file this under "one of those"Daniel Buck, Sun Feb 17 4:09pm
          Can I guess that the lady does not have a name, nor the 12 year old, nor the young Sapinero lady, nor the offending WB member. Still, quite a story. Several stories actually.
          • They all have namesjim lynch, Sun Feb 17 4:19pm
            But I thought I had told you the tale before. I'll write it up and email it to you. I still have BC's youngest niece's name and address too if you want it, but she is rather old now, if still with... more
            • Looks interestingBob Goodwin, Mon Feb 18 5:39am
              Jim, I'm interested in any of the old stories. Will you send me a copy too? Samuel Angevine was one of the original settlers of Hotchkiss, Colorado.
            • Re: They all have namesDaniel Buck, Sun Feb 17 4:25pm
              Jim, definitely sent me the details. If you had mentioned it before, it slipped my mind. Dan
              • Re: They all have namesPat, Mon Feb 18 8:14am
                I wish I had a dollar for every story that I heard for the last fifty years. In Wyoming alone I have hundreds. In WY half the men over 50 are named Butch and they have a story from their uncles,... more
                • The gun isjim lynch, Mon Feb 18 1:53pm
                  a Cowboy Ranger double-action .38 Cal Belgian made revolver made for Mexican and South American market. Serial number is 340. Pictures will be included with the story behind it I will send it to... more
    • re:Bob Goodwin, Sat Feb 16 2:22pm
      Vince, Never heard of anyone with a name similar to that associated with any of the Wild Bunch, HIW or associated gangs. He may have been going under another names if it was someone associated with... more
      • re:vince garcia, Sun Feb 17 3:40am
        That was just HIS family's name. We're talking a aunt's family so the surname may have been different. It was a shot in the dark. Was there a Schlichting in the gang? I coukld have misheard the name
        • re:ChrisV, Sun Feb 17 5:48am
          if that was his name, my guess is other members would have called him Slick
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