Butch Cassidy had a knack for trains. Between 1896 and the early 1900s, he, along with at least eight other members of the "Wild Bunch" gang, robbed dozens of trains, including a June 2, 1899, holdup in which thousands of dollars were taken from a Union Pacific railcar's safe. With the authorities hot on their heels, Cassidy (real name: Robert LeRoy Parker) escaped to South America with his partner, the Sundance Kid. They either died in a Bolivian shootout in 1909, a Uruguayan shootout in 1911 or not at all one version holds that they escaped to Alaska (or perhaps Nevada or Wyoming) and lived peacefully in obscurity until the 1930s. The Bolivia story is likely the most accurate; detectives from the Pinkerton Agency, charged with tracking down the outlaws, considered it the truth.
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