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HISTORY TIP OF THE DAY

History Tip of the Day – July 13th

Butch Cassidy’s first bank robbery, June 24, 1889

He was a new kind of bank robber. He treated robbing as a profession rather than as a dangerous hobby. Instead of just bursting into a place and waving guns around, he spent considerable time planning his jobs. By the time he was ready to move, he knew how he was going to get into and out of town, how many lawmen might be on the job, and how much money was in the safe. He begins his career in Telluride, Colorado, when he and other masked men steal about $20,000 from the San Miguel Valley Bank.