Wednesday, September 26, 2007

Harry Longabaugh

Today we feature a picture of Harry Longabaugh. Harry was born in Mont Clare Pennsylvania in 1867. In 1887 he was convicted of horse theft, and was sentenced to 18 months in prison at Sundance, Wyoming. Thereafter, he became known as "The Sundance Kid". After being released from prison, he met up with Butch Cassidy, and formed the outlaw gang the "Wild Bunch". Over the next ten years, the group pulled off the longest string of successful bank robberies in Old West history.
With increasing notoriety, and attention from the Pinkerton Detective Agency, Longabaugh and Cassidy moved to South America. It is reported that they were killed in a shootout in Bolivia in 1908 after robbing a mining company. Some believe that they staged the shootout, and that they returned to the United States to live out their lives.

3 comments:

  1. Interesting. And not a bad looking fella' either. :)

    I'm a huge history lover, and I really enjoy your blog. I try and make sure I visit at least a couple of times a week.

    Wonderful job!

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  2. Thanks for the kind words. He is a nice looking guy, and I always sort of hoped that he in fact did not die in that shoot out in South America . . . that he returned to the US and lived to a ripe old age.

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  3. I'm surpised there aren't more photes. I do think they were killed there,too many things point to it.They were tired and got careless.

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