Not hardly what you expected from the legend!
October 29, 2008 8:56am CST
Turns out ol' Butch Cassidy wasn't a "good ol' boy, but a fellow from Lancashire. So, instead of a "southern drawl" he probably had what we would call a English accent! He did grow up in Utah because his folks were Mormans, but I doubt he aquired a southern drawl from there! Here's the link to the artical - includes a pix, not a bad looking dude: http://www.lep.co.uk/news/Ey-oop-Butch-was-a.4637078.jp Now there's something to see about the infamous bad boy and not leave the shored of "Jolly old England." No idea where Preson or Lancashire are, but I'm sure our mylot friends over there can tell us!
• Holiday, Florida
2 Jun 09
well thank you. i really love historical facts and read lots about these outlaws. but strange not one mentioned his family was from the uk. anyway, i always thought it was neat that my one son had his same real name of robert parker. not intentionally. i had named his first name after a family friend. Also very funny that years ago i had the name Bonnie Parker the true story of her and clyde was also quite different than portrayed in the movies,some books, etc.
30 Oct 08
Hi ElicBxn, Thank you for the history of Butch Cassidy, and gosh! he is not as good looking as Paul Newman in the film, this one is pretty ugly hehe, and I didn't know he was from over here, that is a surprise, Lancashire in the north of the border here, have you heard of the dish Lancashire Hot Pot? well thats where its comes from, I wonder if Butch Cassidy's mom ever cooked that dish for him in America. Tamara
4 May 10
Hey I'm from that neck of the wood. I live in a village in between Lancaster and Preston. We're in the north of England almost at Scotlan and about 70 miles north of MAnchester. I have actually just put on a discussion about where I live!!
• United States
30 Oct 08
That does sound like a very interesting article and who would have thought that Butch Cassidy would have turned out to not be a good ol' boy and that he was actually from Lancashire,and that he would have an English accent instead of a Southern drawl,and that is cool that he did grow up in Utah because his folks were Mormans,and I will definitely check out the article if I get chance because it will be interesting to see the truth about Butch Cassidy.