Not hardly what you expected from the legend!

@ElicBxn (61063)
United States
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!
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@cher913 (25865)
• Canada
29 Oct 08
it is interesting how stories get carried down through the ages and get changed a tiny bit here and there until the story that a new generation may be very different from the original! thanks for the interesting article.
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@ElicBxn (61063)
• United States
29 Oct 08
Isn't that the truth! I'm glad the roomie pointed me to this one. Not quite as good looking as Paul Newman was when he made the movie, but still nice looking.
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@bunnybon7 (43283)
• 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.
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@bunnybon7 (43283)
• Holiday, Florida
2 Jun 09
btw, put dark hair on him and he'd look like my first hubby. mr. parker
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@ElicBxn (61063)
• United States
2 Jun 09
odd, where my mom lives there was a couple named Bonnie and Clyde (both have passed on now.) My parents first names were Jessie and James.... and then, I share a birthday with Billy the Kid....
@jwfarrimond (4474)
26 Nov 08
As a Lancastrian myself, I'm proud to add yet another famous person to the many who have come from the Red Rose County of Lancashire You find the most interesting snippets of information Elic.
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@ElicBxn (61063)
• United States
26 Nov 08
Why, thanks! I do try to find info that not everyone will have!
27 Nov 08
I live only 10 miles from Preston.
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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
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@ElicBxn (61063)
• United States
30 Oct 08
No, never heard of Lancashire Hot Pot, heck, plum pudding and steak and kidney pie are about the sum of what I know of English cooking. Oh, and bangers and mash... I did watch All Creatures
30 Oct 08
Hi ElicBxn, I love All creatures. Your'r getting there, how about roast beef, roast pototoes and Yorksire oudding, yummy!!. Tamara
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@oldchem1 (8144)
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!!
@ElicBxn (61063)
• United States
4 May 10
Cool. I've visited England 3 times and loved all the visits. Granted I've mostly stayed around London, but still... I have been to Lincoln to visit Bransby Home of Rest for Horses.
@hellcowboy (7380)
• 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.
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@ElicBxn (61063)
• United States
30 Oct 08
Its an interesting artical - now they can get a "taste" of the "Old West" in "Merry Old England!"
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@BarBaraPrz (24568)
• St. Catharines, Ontario
29 Oct 08
Yes, I must agree with your assessment of Butch's roguish good looks... not the same as Paul, but nice just the same... probably even had blue eyes.
@ElicBxn (61063)
• United States
29 Oct 08
I would think so from the pix.
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1 Jun 09
Hi St. El'o The Cats, Thanks you Best Response for this discussion Bright Blessings. Taamra
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