June 24th 1889
—Telluride, Colorado —Newspapers in 1889 reported this robbery to be the most brazen and daring bank robbery in the history of Colorado. It was the first robbery by two legends of the wild west. Matt Warner ( Willard Erastus Christiansen) would later pay his debt to society. He was pardoned in 1900, changed his ways and became a respected lawman. Butch Cassidy (Robert Leroy Parker) would become the Robin Hood of the west and leader of the famed Wild Bunch. He fled to South America with Harry Longabaugh in 1905 and his fate is forever shrouded with mystery.
|Series||This marker is part of the E Clampus Vitus series|
|Placed By||Matt Warner Chapter 1900 and Robert Leroy Parker Chapter 1889 E Clampus Vitus in cooperation with the U.S. Forest Service|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Thursday, June 28th, 2018 at 1:02pm PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||13S E 246795 N 4204044|
|Decimal Degrees||37.94873333, -107.88166667|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 37° 56.924', W 107° 52.9'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||37° 56' 55.44" N, 107° 52' 54" W|
|Driving Directions||Google Maps|
|Which side of the road?||Marker is on the right when traveling East|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 12000 CO-145, Telluride CO 81435, US|
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