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Author to discuss book about uncle Butch

Aug 25, 2013 - Staff

The Wind River Hotel and Casino invites residents to a book signing and presentation by Bill Betenson, author of "Butch Cassidy, My Uncle: A Family Portrait," on August 29 at 4 p.m. in the hotel lobby.

Betenson will talk about the Tipton Train Robbery that occurred on August 29, 1900 in Tipton, Wyo. This event is considered one of the great robberies that made Butch Cassidy's Wild Bunch famous in the old west.

Betenson wrote a detailed account of the life and times of his great-uncle Robert Leroy Parker aka Butch Cassidy. Growing up, hearing detailed stories about Butch Cassidy and his adventures, Betenson spent over two decades researching his famous great-uncle by accessing family documents, traveling to Argentina and conducting extensive interviews.

In the Northern Arapaho Experience Cultural Room, a meet and greet with Northern Arapaho Artist Eugene Ridgely j Jr., will also begin at 5 p.m. For the month of September, Ridgely's art work will be on display in the cultural room. Ridgley has been an artist for over 30 years and calls his paintings and drawings Contemporary American Indian Art.

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