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By W.C. Jameson

Two topics proceed to fascinate people—the previous West and an exceptional secret. This e-book explores and examines twenty-one of the outdated West's so much baffling mysteries, which entice the curious and beg for research although their suggestions have eluded specialists for many years. Many relate to the loss of life or disappearance of a few of the best-known lawmen and outlaws in historical past, comparable to Billy the child, Buckskin Frank Leslie, John Wilkes sales space, The Catalina child, and Butch Cassidy. Others contain mysterious stories and legends of misplaced mines and buried treasures that experience no longer been recovered—yet.

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A tender Etta met Butch Cassidy, who took her with him again to Utah and put her in the house of a Mormon relations named Thayne to be raised. As she grew up within the Thayne family, Etta replaced her identify, or had it replaced, to Ethel (some say Hazel) Thayne. one among Etta’s foster sisters, Annie, grew to become romantically concerned with the Sundance child, the outcome supposedly being Harry Longabaugh Jr. Annie remained hopeful that she and Longabaugh Sr. could ultimately wed, yet during pregnancy with Harry Jr. , she was once surprised to profit that the Sundance child had married foster sister Etta. Longabaugh Jr. claimed he used to be within the ownership of felony records that supported his contentions, yet so far as is understood they have been by no means obvious through a person yet him. although a few are supportive of the proposal that this claimant was once who he stated he used to be, credible researchers don't take his tale heavily. In her biography of Etta position, Gail Drago relates a number of abnormal and a bit of convoluted turns to the junior Longabaugh’s story. while Butch Cassidy, the Sundance child, and some different contributors of the Wild Bunch arrived in Texas on the flip of the century, they encountered Annie and the child. via this time, Annie used to be going through the identify Maud Walker, and there's a few proof she extensively utilized the alias Annie Rogers. It has additionally been advised that Annie Thayne aka Maud Walker aka Annie Rogers married Wild Bunch member Harvey “Kid Curry” Logan (chapter 19, “The Disappearance of Harvey ‘Kid Curry’ Logan”). writer Kerry Ross Boren bargains one more model. He claims Annie and Sundance rekindled their romance after assembly in fortress worthy, and that it was once Annie, now not Etta, who went to ny urban and Argentina with the outlaw in 1901. Etta, says, Boren, didn't visit Argentina until eventually 1905. As facts, Boren claims to be in ownership of Etta Place’s memoirs. Boren’s findings were wondered through credible students who, at this writing, watch for definitive facts. In a self-published e-book, Doris Burton advances the concept that Etta position used to be truly a lady named Ann Bassett. Burton claims Bassett frequently used the alias “Etta position” and gives the opinion that not less than 5 different ladies did too. In what a few regard as an severe stretch of common sense observed through no substantiation, Burton additionally claims that Bassett was once considered one of 3 girls in South the US with Butch Cassidy and the Sundance child who used the identify Etta position. Burton opines that Longabaugh confident all of those girls to take advantage of the alias to confuse pursuing lawmen. Burton does indicate that Bassett, in her memoirs, by no means as soon as claimed to be Etta position, and so much who've tested Burton’s research recommend there exists no compelling facts to reason a person to think she used to be. however, a photo of Ann Bassett seems remarkably just like the basically recognized picture of Etta position. either girls have been concerning the similar size—five toes 3 inches tall and a hundred and ten kilos. They every one had medium darkish hair and blue or grey eyes. either manifested a different heart-shaped face and possessed an analogous hairline.

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