The Writer's Almanac for Tuesday, September 19, 2023 An excerpt from “Spring Glen Grammar School” by Donald Hall from Selected Poems: 1946-2006. © Houghton Mifflin, 2006. ORIGINAL AUDIO - 2017 On this day in 1900, Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid committed their first robbery together
Yesterday you noted that it was the anniversary of the Washburn Expedition's discovery of Old Faithful. This is incorrect. Many American INDIANS travelled thru the area now known as YNP for centuries b4 Washburn and his men happened upon the now famous geyser. I am quite sure they were aware of its presence. It would be more accurate to characterize the Washburn "discovery" as the first recorded report by white men. Please be more aware of colonization language in the future. Thank you. Virginia Bryan
I'm catching up on some older columns and came across this one about Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid. You mentioned that they had been called "The Hole in the Wall Gang" because of one of their hideouts.
When Paul Newman who, together with Robert Redford who made Butch and the Kid famous, retired from acting, he lived in Southern Conn, started his eponymous food company (salad dressings, etc) and began a summer camp for seriously ill children. At the time, I worked for a pediatric AIDS program in Newark, NJ. Every summer, we sent some of our kids to his camp free of charge for a respite from infusions and a myriad of medical appointments. The name of the camp? "The Hole in the Wall Gang Camp".