Cowboys and Legends

The Cowboy of myth and reality had his beginnings in Texas. There cattle grew wild with few natural enemies.

Robert Leroy Parker

Also known as Butch Cassidy, born April 13, 1866 in Beaver, Utah

Death

He committed suicide while surrounded and trapped.

His Reputation

Butch was known as a notorious American train robber, bank robber and the leader of the wild bunch gang in the American Old West. He was a "thief". He has been charged with horse thief, cattle rustling and bank and train robbery. He served 18 months of 2 year sentence, released Jan. 1896.

5 interesting Facts

He was the oldest of 13 children in a family of Mormons.

He worked as a butcher in Wyoming

He robbed a closed store and left a IOU letter for the owner to find

Henry Alonzo Longabaugh, the Sundance Kid was his partner in crime

Historical evidence believed he faked his death

William Longley

William Preston Longley " Wild Bill" was born on October 6, 1851

Death

After fleeing to escape punishment for killing a minister named Roland Lay, Longley was captured and returned to Lee country, Texas, where he was tried and found guilty of murder. Sentenced to be hanged. ( 27 years old)

Reputation

He was known for his ruthless nature, speed with a gun, quick temper. He was known as a murder and a psychopath. He killed people for the most trivial reasons.

5 interesting Facts

By the age of 20 years old, he had already killed several men.

He was 15 years old when he killed his first men

He was called " The Cold- blooded Texas Killer"

He wrote a letter to the governor telling him how many people he killed

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