Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid

Well, it was $500 well spent. GoNOMAD.com travel grant winner, David Atkinson documented his trip through Bolivia following the trail of Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid.

He wrote, “The story of Butch Cassidy and his sidekick, The Sundance Kid, is one of the great tales of the American Wild West. The tale was adapted for the1969 film, Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, starring Paul Newman and Robert Redford, which turned the tale of the Wild Bunch outlaws who fled to South America with US$1,000 rewards on their heads into the stuff of Hollywood legend.

Unmarked Grave

Today, a scrappy unmarked grave in a remote Bolivian pueblo offers little hint to the romantic notions of the bandit’s escapades. Indeed, the legend of Butch and Sundance is a highly confused one: most people don’t even realize that the pair were even real people, while the rumor mill has for years fueled conspiracy theories about their eventual fate.

While officially the pair met their end in Bolivia , conflicting reports suggest Butch was stabbed in the slums of Paris , whacked after a bank raid in Uruguay and ate lead in a New Mexico brothel. Sundance reportedly met his maker numerous times between 1920 and 1940 in Venezuela, Chile and Argentina…”