Butch Cassidy

Butch Cassidy (HM1Z2O)

Location: Fruita, CO 81521 Mesa County
Country: United States of America

N 39° 9.216', W 108° 44.191'

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In the Grand Valley

Reportedly, in October 1899 Butch Cassidy and several members of the Wild Bunch, also known as the Hole-in-the-wall Gang, travelled through Grand Valley.
From 1889 to 1904 this band of deperadoes thrilled local citizens and terrified many merchants and laymen with their brazen bank, train, and stagecoach robberies in the Western Slope Region of Colorado.
George "Butch" Cassidy, the legendary outlaw leader was also known as the " Robin Hood of the West" because of his practice of robbing from the rich and giving it to the poor.
To date, his final disposition remains a mystery and a subject of much debate. Did he did in South America or did he return to the United States and live out his remaining years as a law abiding citizen.
Although their presence resulted in no criminal activity, reinforced the myth, the legend and lore of the Grand Valley as being part if the Western frontier during the last days of the Wild, wild West.

Dedicated as a Chartering Event
June 10, 2017 and year of our Order 6022
Robert Leroy Parker Chapter No 1889
E Clampus Vitus
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HM NumberHM1Z2O
Series This marker is part of the E Clampus Vitus series
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Year Placed2017
Placed ByRobert Leroy Parker Chapter No 1889 E Clampus Vitus
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Date Added Wednesday, June 21st, 2017 at 9:02am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)12S E 695584 N 4336261
Decimal Degrees39.15360000, -108.73651667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 9.216', W 108° 44.191'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 9' 12.96" N, 108° 44' 11.46" W
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Area Code(s)970
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 340 CO-340, Fruita CO 81521, US
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