Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid

On the run from the Pinkerton Detective Agency (later to become the FBI) Butch Cassidy and the Sundance kid found their way to Bolivia. The world’s most famous outlaws once rode these very paths in the South of Bolivia, where they met their demise in a small silver mining town, called San Vincente, after robbing the payroll of a Bolivian mine in 1909. San Vicente has no doubts about its place in history. “Welcome to San Vicente: Here lie the remains of Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid,” reads the billboard at the entrance to the town. In actual fact the pair died years later in North America, but to this day the legacy and tourism remain. This project follows in footsteps of the two outlaws as their days in Bolivia came to a close.

Cassidy's escape country on off-road trails
(supposed) Butch Cassidy's Bowler Hat
La Poronga Rocks, Potosi, Bolivia
Top hat as worn by the Pinkerton agents hired to track western outlaws
San Vicente cementario - (supposed) graves of Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid
Smith & Wesson ‘New Departure Hammerless’ pocket revolver
Artificial football field built by Pan American silver mining company for its staff in San Vincente
Belgian Bulldog Revolver
(supposed) Gravestones of Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid
Rawhide Rope
The Aramayo family house - owners of the richest mining company in Tupiza and a temporary home for Butch and Sundance.
The River Bed used as a escape route after they robbed the money transport at Waca Wañusca (the Dead Cow Hill) for 15,000 pesos.
The riverbed of Huaca Huañusca (Dead Cow Hill), where Butch and Sundance once robbed the Aramayo company payroll.<br />
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Rio Tupiza
The outlaws lived in the house just behind the mansion of the Ayamaro family, called Chajrahuasi.
Tupiza - once the center of the tin and silver mining industry in southern Bolivia.
The Oruro - Tupiza train line robbed by Butch Cassidy & the Sundance Kid.
The Oruro - Tupiza train line built by British engineers between 1888 - 1892, constantly sabotaged by the local Aymara indigenous Indians who saw it as an intrusion into their lives.
Step of the Devil
Dead cactus alongside the track where the bandits waited for the money transport at Waca Wañusca for their last robbery
San Vicente, a small miner's settlement, north of Tupiza, up at 4,200 m in the mighty mountains of the Cordillera Occidental.
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