Experts Say Butch Cassidy May Have Survived Shootout

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Two experts on the life of Butch Cassidy say new evidence points to a surprising possibility: the famous Old West outlaw allegedly killed in a Bolivia shootout may have survived quietly into old age, the Associated Press reports.

Brent Ashworth, a rare books collector from Utah, and Larry Pointer, a Montana author, say a newly uncovered manuscript of a book calledBandit Invincible: The Story of Butch Cassidy, which dates back to 1934, may reveal that the work could actually have been an autobiography cleverly disguised as historical fiction.

Historians had been aware previously of an edited-down version of the book, by an author named William T. Phillips, which is twice as short and dates back to 1936.

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