By Linda Weinman
From page 8 of the August, 2003 issue of Lost Treasure
Copyright © 2003 Lost Treasure, Inc. all rights reserved
For more than a decade, Butch Cassidy and his wild bunch rode the outlaw trail from Canada to Mexico, making history during the late 1800s and early 1900s. At 9 p.m. on July 11, 1899, three men, Sam Ketchum, Harvey Logan, and Elza Lay robbed a Colorado and Southern passenger train seven miles north of Folsom, New Mexico. Logan and Lay were both members of Cassidys gang. The Ketchum gang was wanted by the law in Utah and Arizona for numerous robberies, and had to scatter far and wide to avoid arrest. Sam Ketchum arrived at the W.S. Ranch in Alma, New Mexico during the month of June 1899, where he met a few members of Cassidys bunch. A few weeks later Cassidy, Lay and Logan rode into the ranch looking for work.