History Moment 13 of 20

History Moment 13 of 20

On April 26, 1898, Together Butch Cassidy and Elza Lay came upon the Darling ranch just outside of Vernal with some chickens outside. Hungry, Butch proceeded to shoot the heads off several chickens as he rode in the yard. Mrs. Darling came screaming out of the house...
History Moment 12 of 20

History Moment 12 of 20

On August 2, 1896, Normally elusive Matt Warner was ambushed by three men while he was helping a miner move his camp in the Uintas in Eastern Utah. Warner, whose horse was shot out from under him, returned fire, killing two of the men and severely injuring the third....
History Moment 11 of 20

History Moment 11 of 20

Dry Fork Gunflight In the 1880s the Dyer Mine was successfully mining thousands of pounds of copper ore from its mine in the Uinta Mountains. The success of the Dyer Mine led to nearly every man in the territory itching to find copper and to get rich. In nearby Dry...
History Moment 10 of 20

History Moment 10 of 20

Shortly after being released from prison in Laramie, Wyoming for stealing horses, Butch Cassidy purchased a Colt Single Action Army Revolver from the Ashley Co-Op which was a hardware store located on Vernal’s Main Street in 1896. In the early 1900’s in an...
History Moment 9 of 20

History Moment 9 of 20

On June 24, 1889, Slippery Butch Cassidy (born April 13, 1866) Only 22 years old, would graduate from a cattle rustler to a bank robber and into the Old West Outlaw history books. Paired up with accomplices Matt Warner, and Matt’s brother-in-law Tom McCarty;...
History Moment 8 of 20

History Moment 8 of 20

Matt Warner (born April 12, 1864) Yielding a book of his life – one of the few outlaws of the Old West to chronicle his life. His book, “Last of the Bandit Riders,” (copyright 19 July 1940) Partly was serialized in Cosmopolitan Magazine in 1938, a...