There has been a boat load of crap written about Jesse and Frank James, Butch and Sundance and even Billy the kid, most of which is unintentionally untrue through continuous regurgitation, some intentional and even some by profound delusion. I won’t take the time to tell of the delusional stories but at this time wish to point out some stories that if I had to weigh the evidence, is likely true with support of various forms of evidence.
But before considering the following I would recommend getting familiar with the real James Family… The Family of Jesse Woodson James
and where the information comes from, the source The Black Book, Jesse James was One of his Names.
Lets talk about Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid.
Much of what we read about Butch is true, other than he was not killed in
The photo that has been circulating for a very long
time, supposedly Grat in his youth, may or may not be him, I am undecided but
lean towards not.
Grat Dalton? Maybe and maybe not.
According to the source, in his later years Grat was
living and died in 1965, at just under 100 years of age under the name of Grover
Shropshire outside of Cut Bank
At what was likely the last time Lee Howk met with Grat Dalton in 1958, Lee Asked Grat...
did you last see Butch Cassidy?"
"Well, sir," Grat answered, "when a man gets older, you'd
think he'd seek out his old buddies
more. But that isn't always the case. Let's see, Butch and I last got together
in the late 1930s over in Lander,
thing, Butch and I for years were
thicker than thieves, which we were. But after we'd talked all night, there was nothing more to talk about.
In a way, I guess there's nothing more
lonely than being an old outlaw." Grat Dalton told Jesse that a few years
after their escapades in South America, he and
Butch Cassidy went to
I found a photo or two of Tex Driscoll and I must say,
it isn’t conclusive but possible… Hard
to tell with all that beard…
Sundance AKA Grat Dalton said to be with
Or more likely Ann Basset? Sister of Josie Bassett?
Ann Bassett sister of Josie Bassett
Looks like the same girl to me…
had met Place claimed the first thing they noticed about her was that she was
strikingly pretty, with a very nice smile, and that she was cordial,
articulate, refined in speech and manners, and an excellent shot with a rifle.
She was said to have spoken in an educated manner, and she indicated she was
originally from the East Coast, although she never revealed an exact location.”
reported having married “Dotty” who was the daughter of Colonel Thomas Edward
Lawrence, better known as
Now for the Gold Story…
A few nights later, Lee asked cousin Grat,
you to tell me the real truth. Did you and Butch Cassidy help old Jesse pull
'one last train holdup' over in
seeing your Grandpappy has climbed his last mountain, I see no harm in 'fessing
up. Yes, we did, but the so-called holdup was staged near
the $44,000 over to
Jesse James was real foxy. It was his own money to begin with. He insured it in
The loss of
the chest wasn't reported until the train hit
At the time of the Lordsburg Train Robbery, Jesse was
posing as Captain Harrison Trow living in North West Texas and at the same time
managing his alias William A. Clark through his paid double Carl O’Haver Clark
Interestingly enough, located a hop skip and a jump from the train robbery site is located the Lordsburg Mystery Glyph panel...