Kid Curry and The Wild Bunch

Tue, Sept 27, 2016

Carol and I visited the local historical museum today and it was a hoot.  Starting with the volunteer guide who has been around as long as, well, let’s just say a long time.

guide

Silt has done a great job of collecting artifacts and they moved half a dozen old homes from the range onto their site to make a small village.  It was pretty cool.

One of the buildings was a saloon that had a copy of the famous picture of The Wild Bunch, Butch Cassidy’s outlaw group.

One of the members was a local kid that went by the name of Kid Curry.  The locals are really proud of him.

He and friends robbed a train in the neighboring town of Parachute and they rode east toward Silt for their escape.  But it was not to be as they were caught by the posse and Kid Curry was shot.  Not wanting to be taken prisoner, he fatally shot himself in the head.  Or so the story goes.

saloon

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