Did Butch Cassidy Live Long Enough To Tell His Own Tale?

As a mythic figure of the Old West, they don't come much bigger than Butch Cassidy. The outlaw became a legend in his own time, and was thought to have died in Bolivia in 1908. But new evidence, in the form of a manuscript supposedly penned by the legend himself, shows that he may have lived another twenty odd years of peaceful anonymity in Washington state. Entitled "Bandit Invincible: The Story of Butch Cassidy", this 200 page discovery was acquired by a rare book collector who feels that the work is the real deal. Other historians are quick to dismiss it as nothing more than a fake, but many of the facts contained within the pages seems to be knowledge only Butch himself would have been privy to, and sightings of the outlaw in America well after he was supposed to have died seem to support the books authenticity. Looks like historians have a gunfight on their hands! Read more about this fascinating new find over at ArtDaily.

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