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#1 John S.

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Posted 15 August 2011 - 01:08 PM

Hi all,

Did any of you see the article about Butch Cassidy: Yahoo News Butch Cassidy article Seems like the rumors and stories about the famous old outlaw gang, (famously photographed dressed in their Sunday best in the 1890's Swartz Bros. Fort Worth studio) never goes away.

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Posted 15 August 2011 - 08:14 PM

...that he lived out his old age in Spokane?

Think it's just one of those stories people don't really want to solve or at least that it didn't really end in a Bolivian shootout.

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Posted 18 August 2011 - 09:28 PM

Hi all,

Did any of you see the article about Butch Cassidy: Yahoo News Butch Cassidy article Seems like the rumors and stories about the famous old outlaw gang, (famously photographed dressed in their Sunday best in the 1890's Swartz Bros. Fort Worth studio) never goes away.


The _Fort Worth Star-Telegram_ published an article about it last Tuesday. What really made me laugh out loud, though, was the teaser that the paper printed on the front page: "Did famed outlaw survive shootout? A book collector says a manuscript is evidence that Butch Cassidy died in the U.S. in 1937. One historian calls the theory 'horse pucky.'"

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Posted 23 August 2011 - 03:02 PM


Hi all,

Did any of you see the article about Butch Cassidy: Yahoo News Butch Cassidy article Seems like the rumors and stories about the famous old outlaw gang, (famously photographed dressed in their Sunday best in the 1890's Swartz Bros. Fort Worth studio) never goes away.


The _Fort Worth Star-Telegram_ published an article about it last Tuesday. What really made me laugh out loud, though, was the teaser that the paper printed on the front page: "Did famed outlaw survive shootout? A book collector says a manuscript is evidence that Butch Cassidy died in the U.S. in 1937. One historian calls the theory 'horse pucky.'"


I lean towards "horse pucky!" but then some people still claim to see Elvis in the shadows.

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Posted 23 August 2011 - 05:44 PM

I lean towards "horse pucky!" but then some people still claim to see Elvis in the shadows.


And in Hico they claim that Billy the Kid lived there until 1950 as "Brushy Bill Roberts".

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Posted 24 August 2011 - 01:59 PM



I lean towards "horse pucky!" but then some people still claim to see Elvis in the shadows.


And in Hico they claim that Billy the Kid lived there until 1950 as "Brushy Bill Roberts".


And let's not forget the most famous outlaw of them all, Jesse Woodson James, who so convincingly seemed to beat the grim reaper that a body (of someone who claimed he was Jesse James and had been living undercover with an alias name decades after he supposedly died) was exhumed some years ago to prove he really did die as claimed? These kinds of conspiracy theories are endless but nearly always lead to a dead end when closely examined.

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Posted 25 August 2011 - 08:16 AM

Jesse James is buried in, I think, three different places. In fact, I'm pretty sure one of them is Granbury.

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Posted 11 December 2015 - 10:25 PM

Found this interesting

 

Fort Worth Business Press - ".... a residential duplex located at 1002 Houston Street, will stand between the Flatiron Building and Park Central Hotel. The bottom level facing Houston Street will feature a life-size bronze statue of Butch Cassidy’s Wild Bunch, the famed western outlaws of the early 1900s. Italian artist Franco Alessandrini designed the statue, which has already been built". 12/11/15

 

So do you think that these outlaws ever came into the Flatiron?  According to historical records, the outlaws relocated to South America in 1901. The Flatiron was constructed circa 1908. But then again, maybe the outlaws did walked the streets of Hell Acres which Houston and 10th Streets were huge a part of.  Anyway this stands to become a popular photo op.

 

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Posted 12 December 2015 - 06:39 PM

I heard that Butch and Sundance did eat at the Star Cafe on West Exchange Av. in Stockyards area.



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Posted 10 September 2017 - 09:44 PM

The construction barricades were removed around the new residential duplex being built between the Flatiron Building and the new Fairfield Inn & Suites (old Park Central Hotel).  We are now able to see the new Wild Bunch sculpture on the building.  This also sparked a discussion between me, some others, and Rick Selcer.  This sculpture was taken from a famous photograph of The Wild Bunch.  The photograph was taken from the Swartz Bros. Studio in 1900.  That photography studio was located at 705 1/2 Main Street.  First a view of the new sculpture.

 

36321280474_6bbef32d68_h.jpgwildbunch by jtrobert, on Flickr

 

So you probably wonder where 705 1/2 Main was located.  It was located on the east side of Main Street between 6th and 7th on the second floor of the building.  Addresses that used 1/2 was a business that was located on the second floor of a building and yet they had a doorway directly on the street.  Here is a photograph of the block taken in 1945.  The building at 705 was the white building in the center of the row that had two story buildings.  The building was remodeled to have an Art Deco facade.

 

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This entire block included the Aviation Building, forefront in the photograph from the UTA Library Special Collections, and the Palace Theater to the right.  This entire block was demolished in 1978 to build 777 Main.

 

Speaking of 777 Main.  To put this location in context of today, 705 1/2 Main Street would be approximately where the entrance to Grace is currently located.

 

36343675933_5209cf26bc_h.jpg047 by jtrobert, on Flickr






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