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Butch Cassidy & the Sundance Kid Were Killed in Bolivia in 1908

Butch Cassidy & the Sundance Kid Were Killed in Bolivia in 1908

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Today in Latin American history, Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid were reportedly killed in San Vicente, Bolivia in 1908.

Born Robert Leroy Parker, Butch Cassidy, was a notorious American train robber, bank robber, and leader of the Wild Bunch Gang in the American Old West.

After pursuing a career in crime for several years in the United States, the pressures of being pursued, notably by the Pinkerton Detective Agency, forced him to flee with an accomplice, Harry Alonzo Longabaugh, known as the Sundance Kid, and Longabaugh’s girlfriend, Etta Place.

The trio fled first to Argentina and then to Bolivia, where Parker and Longabaugh were probably killed in a shootout in November 1908.

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