September 19, 1900 – Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid Commit Their First Robbery

Cassidy’s first bank robbery took place on June 24, 1889 when he, Warner, and two of the McCarty brothers robbed the San Miguel Valley Bank in Telluride, stealing approximately $21,000 (equivalent to $586,000 in 2018), after which they fled to the Robbers Roost, a remote hideout in southeastern Utah.

In 1890, Cassidy purchased a ranch on the outskirts of Dubois, Wyoming. This location is across the state from the notorious Hole-in-the-Wall, a natural geological formation and a popular hideout for outlaw gangs, including Cassidy’s during the era. It is possible that Cassidy’s ranching was a façade for clandestine activities, perhaps with Hole-in-the-Wall outlaws, as he was never financially successful at ranching.[11] His ranch used the “unmistakable brand” of “Reverse-E, Box, E”.

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