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Subject: For journalist-ga
Category: Arts and Entertainment
Asked by: creamofcards-ga
List Price: $60.00
Posted: 03 Aug 2004 10:48 PDT
Expires: 02 Sep 2004 10:48 PDT
Question ID: 383005

1. I would like you to write 60-80 word summaries, like before on 6
separate Wild-West Outlaws and from reliable resources. I've pasted
some possible ideas below:

 Butch Cassidy
 Sundance Kid 
 Wyatt Earp
 Jesse James
 Henry McCarty
2. I want you to copy and paste the beginning of the source so I can
do a quick phrase search when I'm reviewing the summaries.

3. I need you to list specific web pages where I can find clear
pictures of each of the six outlaws. I need these pictures as a guide
for my artist.

Thank you for your help.

Request for Question Clarification by journalist-ga on 03 Aug 2004 14:56 PDT
Greetings Creamofcards,

This is a picture of a young Cassidy
Found in context at butch.html

Here is an older Cassidy
Found in context at history.html

Are these large enough and clear enough to show your artist?  Images
on the web are normally rather small so I want to be certain this size
and clarity will work for you.

Regarding attribution of link info, is this method acceptable for your needs?

"Robert Leroy Parker (1866-1908?) was the son of devout Mormons..."
Paragraph 3

In other words, I would cite the text beginning of the paragraph where
the reference is located, the page position of the reference, and the
reference URL.

Best regards,

Request for Question Clarification by journalist-ga on 03 Aug 2004 14:58 PDT
Sorry, the context URLs didn't post correctly for some reason:

Clarification of Question by creamofcards-ga on 04 Aug 2004 14:18 PDT
Hi journalist-ga,
Thank you for working on my question. 

1. Yes, the picture is big enough. If you could supply some full
length photos as well, that would be a bonus.

2. Yes, the reference system seems fine.

If you have any more questions, please feel free to ask.

Request for Question Clarification by journalist-ga on 05 Aug 2004 11:19 PDT
Thanks for the clarification. :)  I'll endeavor to find the photos you
need in addition to the synopses.  I'm leaving for a vacation on
Monday so you will have your answer by Sunday (my copywriting workload
is a bit full and I'm striving to get it all done before leaving, so I
appreciate your patience).

Best regards,

Request for Question Clarification by journalist-ga on 05 Aug 2004 12:58 PDT
Hi Creamofcards,

Before I begin my synopses of these outlaws, I wanted to run the six
names by you for your approval.

I spent a couple of hours searching for the clearest, largest images I
could locate for these outlaws, including full-length photos.  I want
to be sure your artist will be able to execute a good rendition from
the best net images.

Please examine these and advise how you'd like me to proceed.  

Best regards,

Belle Star (looks
like an artist's rendition)

Butch Cassidy (far right)

Sundance Kid (far left)

Jesse James

Henry McCarty (Billy the Kid )

Ike Clanton - Clanton Gang
If you choose this one, please consider allowing more length that 80
words to allow for the tie-in with Wyatt Earp, the lawman responsible
for ridding the west of the Clanton Gang.

Clarification of Question by creamofcards-ga on 05 Aug 2004 13:18 PDT
Hi journalist-ga,

Thank you for your help. Yes, the pictures look great. Ok, for Ike
Clanton I can extend to say 100 words.

If you have any more questions, please feel free to ask.
Subject: Re: For journalist-ga
Answered By: journalist-ga on 07 Aug 2004 10:52 PDT
Rated:5 out of 5 stars
Hi Creamofcards,

I have 5/6ths of your answer and I wanted to ask if it was okay for me
to change Ike Clanton to either Doc Holliday or Bat Masterson.  Below
are five of the six (also, see additional photos near the bottom). 
I'll be happy to stick with Clanton if you want, but Masterson or
Holliday are better recognized.  Please advise.

Best regards,


Myra Maybelle "Belle" Shirley Reed Starr (1848-1889) was known as "The
Bandit Queen."  No evidence proves she participated in direct crime,
but Belle was a cohort of known outlaws throughout her life, and
rumored to have been a one-time brothel keeper and to have dressed as
a man to commit felonies.  Married to outlaw Jim Reed until his death,
she later wed Cherokee desperado Sam Starr and, after his demise,
married Starr's brother, Jim July.  Both July and Belle's children
were suspected of her 1889 murder.

Born and "Bandit Queen"
Paragraph 1, begins "Belle Starr, also known as the "Bandit Queen?"

"Bandit queen"
Paragraph 2, begins " Belle Starr, according to the legend, was the
"Bandit Queen"?"

Paragraph 8, begins "This time, because of her legal skills, she was acquitted?"
Cause of death
Paragraph 3, begins "Belle ate and chatted with her friends.."

Married to Jim Reed
Paragraph 1, begins " Jim Reed (Belle's first husband) undoubtedly
participated in some of the Starr gang's looting excursions?"
Married to Sam
Paragraph 7, begins " Belle was never married to Cole Younger?"
Married to Jim July Starr
Paragraph 8, begins " Sam's allotment just north of the Canadian River?"

Dressed like a man
Paragraph 11, begins " On November 19, 1873, in the Choctaw Nation,
Reed and two others robbed the Watt Grayson family?"

Children, husband suspects in her death
Paragraph 5, begins "July accused Watson of the slaying, as did Eddie?"
Paragraph 6, begins "Belle's children have also been mentioned as suspects?"

NOTE: The links from are a reprint of an article was written
by Richard D. Arnott and originally published in Wild West Magazine in
August 1997.



The exact death of Butch Cassidy, born Robert LeRoy Parker
(1866-1908?1937) to Mormon parents, remains a mystery.  After joining
rustler Mike Cassidy's gang, Parker borrowed Cassidy's surname, and by
1896 he had formed the "Wild Bunch" that robbed banks, trains, and
mine payrolls.  To escape capture, he and gang member Harry "Sundance
Kid" Longabaugh headed to South America where they continued their
crime spree.  Rumored to have died in a shoot out with Bolivian
police, Parker may have cheated death until 1937 by assuming a false

Mike Cassidy Gang, and born
Paragraph 2, begins " Butch, born Robert Leroy Parker on 13 April 1866
in Beaver Utah "
Cassidy name adopted
Paragraph 2, begins " Before long Roy was working on another farm?"

Suspicions Cassidy lived long life
Paragraph 8, begins " There has been controversy for nearly a century?"
Paragraph 6, begins " Many have claimed to be Butch?"
Paragraph 4, begins " What happened afterwards?",BUTCH.html

Wild Bunch and activities
Paragraph 2, begins " For the first several years after leaving home?",BUTCH.html

Mystery of death date
Paragraph 12, begins " The story of their deaths has long been disputed?"
Paragraph 3, begins " Despite the lack of any proof?"



A key member of Butch Cassidy's gang, Harry Longabaugh
(1867/1870-1908?1957) was first arrested for horse theft in Sundance,
Wyoming.  His long liaison with girlfriend, Etta Place, made him one
the Wild West's most romanticized outlaws.  Escaping to Bolivia to
avoid capture by the Pinkerton Agency (America's first detective
agency and model for the FBI), Longabaugh and Cassidy continued their
robberies until 1908 in San Vincente where they reportedly died,
possibly in a mutual suicide.  However, Longabaugh's exact date of
death remains a highly speculated topic.

Born, died (only 1 paragraph, both sites)

Paragraph 5, begins "In South America, the trio robbed banks and trains?"

Pinkerton Agency
Paragraph 12, begins "Remote agency offices opened across the sagebrush trails?"
Pinkerton FBI model
Paragraph 5, begins "Adds Time-Life Books' anthological The Wild West?"

Death date controversy
Paragraph 19 (second from bottom) begins "It was never really proved
that the two gringo's were in fact Butch and Cassidy?"

Etta Place
Paragraph 3, begins "How she came to be at Sundance's side?"

"Harry Alonzo Longabaugh" 1867
"Harry Alonzo Longabaugh" 1870
NOTE: Both 1867 and 1870 were cited as birth dates for Longabaugh. 
I'll leave the choice to you.



The son of a minister, Jesse Woodson James (1847-1882) was both an
upstanding family man and a notorious outlaw.  Riding with the
Quantrill's Raiders during his youth, James is reputed to have turned
to crime because he hated the North and all it represented.  With his
brother, Frank, he formed the James gang to rob banks and railroad
cars.  Allegedly murdered in his home in 1862 by Bob Ford, speculation
is that James was misidentified and went on to enjoy a long life.

Born, died (dates top of page, boxed), son of minister, paragraph 1

Quantrill (see Jesse James in alphabetical headings)

Hated Northerners
Paragraph 5, begins "A Missourian caught up in the split emotions?"

Paragraph 2, begins "He never fought in the Civil War?"

Paragraph 5, begins "For the next 15 years?"

Family man
2nd paragraph from bottom
Paragraph 2, begins "In the annals of western lore?"

Last paragraph



Known by a variety of aliases throughout his life, Henry "Billy the
Kid" McCarty (1860-1881) was a notorious gunslinger reputed to have
slain 21 men ? one for each year of his life.  Beginning his career in
crime with simple theft, he graduated to cattle rustling and then
moved on to cold-blooded murder.  Eventually hunted down and killed by
famed sheriff, Pat Garrett, McCarty died before he saw his 22nd

Birth 1860
Birth 1859
1st paragraph, begins "Little is known about Billy the Kid's genesis?"
Birth 1859 and aliases
Paragraph 2, begins "Billy the Kid - 1859-1881 - a.k.a. Henry McCarty,
William H. Bonney, William Antrim, Henry Antrim and Kid Antrim?"
NOTE: many sites give one of the two dates.

reputed to have killed 21 men
1st paragraph, begins "Billy the Kid was one of the most notorious
outlaws of the American West?"
1st paragraph, begins "Henry McCarty (November 23, 1860 - July 14,
1881) better known as Billy the Kid?"

Paragraph 4, begins "In Silver City, Kid Antrim, as he was then called?"
Paragraph 5, begins "The family then moved to Silver City?"

killed by Pat Garrett
Paragraph 11, begins "Quien es? Quien es?" -- "Who is it? Who is it?"
Paragraph 11, begins "This would be, however, McCarty's last escape?"
Paragraph 24, begins "Somehow his digits found the strength?"


"Belle Starr" outlaw
"Belle Starr" born died
"Belle Starr" brothel
"Butch Cassidy" born died
"Butch Cassidy" nickname
"Butch Cassidy" Wild Bunch
"Butch Cassidy" death 1937
"Robert LeRoy Parker"
"Harry Alonzo Longabaugh" born died
"Harry Alonzo Longabaugh" death mystery
"Sundance Kid" Longabaugh
"Pinkerton Agency"
"Jesse James"
"Jesse James" born died
"Jesse James" outlaw
"Jesse James" James gang
"Jesse James" family man
"Billy the Kid" McCarty
"Billy the kid" born died
"Henry McCarty" 1859
"Henry McCarty" 1860


Sundance Kid

Sundance Kid and Etta Place

Wild Bunch
Seated left to right- Harry A. Longabaugh, alias the Sundance Kid, Ben
Kilpatrick, alias the Tall Texan, Robert Leroy Parker, alias Butch
Cassidy; Standing- Will Carver & Harvey Logan, alias Kid Curry; Photo
taken in Fort Worth, Texas, 1901.

Belle Starr on horseback (big photo)

Jesse James photo page

Request for Answer Clarification by creamofcards-ga on 07 Aug 2004 14:40 PDT
Hi journalist-ga,
Thank you for your work. Yes, I would prefer the more famous ones for
the sixt outlaw.

Clarification of Answer by journalist-ga on 09 Aug 2004 07:24 PDT
Hi Creamofcards,

Here's the last installment.  :)


John Henry "Doc" Holliday, D.D.S. (1851-1887) was born to a prominent
and cultured Georgia family, and he earned a degree as a dentist
before becoming a killer. A talented gambler, Holliday headed west
after he was diagnosed with the tuberculosis that ended his dentistry
career.  He quickly gained a reputation as a talented and much feared
gunslinger, but he redeemed himself in history as friend and supporter
of the famed Earp brothers, even taking their side in the famed
gunfight at the OK Corral.

Paragraph 1, begins " On August 14, 1851 in Griffin, Georgia?"
3rd paragraph from bottom, begins " Doc Holliday claimed he almost
lost his life a total of nine times?"

Earp's friend
Paragraph 5, begins " Few of Earp's friends liked Holliday?"

Southern gentleman
Paragraph 2, begins " Doc grew up in a successful family rich in the
southern ways?"

2nd paragraph from bottom, begins " His health was still declining?"
Paragraph 5, begins "John was a good dentist?"

Paragraph 4, begins " During this low point?"

Educated, gambler
Paragraph 6, begins " Out west Doc was a most unusual character of his time?"


Clarification of Answer by journalist-ga on 09 Aug 2004 07:29 PDT
I'm leaving today for a vacation and will return on August 23.  I
won't have computer access but I will check back today (until I leave
this evening) to be certain you are pleased with the answer.

Thanks for requesting my research services!  It's been a pleasure
learning about these outlaws and gangsters.  Should you have more work
to be done before I return, you'll be in good hands with Pinkfreud,
Bobbie7 and a slew of other GA Researchers.  :)

Best regards,
creamofcards-ga rated this answer:5 out of 5 stars
Thank you for your help!

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