Hanks, Charles

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Charles Hanks recalls the Butch Cassidy gang, early Utah settlements, coal mining and horse thieves.

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Interviewee Name: Charles Hanks

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Location: Utah (?)

Interviewer: Charles Townsend

Length: 35 minutes


Tape 1, Side 1: Hanks’ background, Born in southern Utah (1881), Father came with Mormon Battalion, Mother came with Brigham Young, Salt Lake City—settlement, Butch Cassidy gang, Hanks wrangled horses for them, Denies Cassidy killed anyone, Robbers’ Roost, Location, Break-up of gang, Mobility of the gang, Skill with firearms, Guns used by gang, Robbed Montpelier Bank, Cassidy in South American, Says Cassidy later went to Oregon, Anecdote about Cassidy buying a horse, Origin of Cassidy’s career, Robbed Telluride Colorado bank, Members of gang, Father founded Hanksville, Community migration, Story about Burt Loper, Settlement of Hanksville, Anecdote about going for a doctor, Social life, Dances in churches, Absence of saloons, Coal mining around Price Utah, Labor unions, Cassidy robbery of payroll, Many immigrants, Greek miners, Horse thieves, Stolen horses taken to Colorado, Cap Brown.

Tape 1, Side 2: Blank

Range Dates: 1881-early 1900s

Bulk Dates: 1881-early 1900s

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