Childhood home of Utah’s most notorious outlaw could soon become a state monument (Deseret News)

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    Childhood home of Utah’s most notorious outlaw could soon become a state monument – By Carter Williams (KSL.com) / Feb 2, 2024

    An effort to turn the childhood home of Utah’s most notorious outlaw into the state’s newest monument has cleared its first hurdle

    Butch Cassidy’s legacy is a bit complex.

    Cassidy, whose real name was Robert LeRoy Parker, is viewed by some as a ruthless criminal who robbed trains and banks throughout the West at the turn of the 20th century. Others see his actions in a more redeeming light, as he targeted large businesses that threatened the existence of smaller ones.

    What isn’t up for debate is that he was from Utah and remains one of the state’s more memorable figures even a century after his reported death.

    “Whether you think he’s a villain or a Robin Hood, he’s definitely a colorful character for our state,” says Rep. Steven Lund, R-Manti.

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