McCarty had a ranch near Cortez, Colorado and Matt owned one about 35
miles from Telluride in the Mancos Mountains. They were making a good
living from those ranches although some of it involved rustling, but
they were discouraged with how long it was taking. They wanted some
robbery took place about noon, give or take a couple hours, on June
24th. The newspaper account reported they took the money and left the
bank casually while the teller lay on the floor shivering in fear.
Other stories report they left in a hurry when someone in the street
began shouting the bank was being robbed.
any case, they had quite a ride. The first stop was at Warner's Ranch,
then on to Moab with the posse hot on their trail and lead flying when
the distance was not too great. They rode toward Thompson Springs, then
across the Indian country to Browns Hole. They were chased out of that
country and went to Robbers Roost but got bored hanging out there.
that, they rode back to Browns Hole, then split up. Cassidy may have
gone to Lander, Wyoming and the other two went to Star Valley in Idaho.
For a really good account of that action, check you local library for a
book called, Last of the Bandit Riders, with stories told by Matt