Telluride in San Miguel County, Colorado — The American Mountains (Southwest)
San Miguel Valley Bank Robbery
June 24th 1889
— Telluride, Colorado —
This robbery marks the point where these late 19th century cowboys crossed the line between being cowmen and rustlers and became some of the most wanted outlaws of their time. Both men took this route down the valley numerous times to get to southeastern Utah where Matt Warner was from, but after the robbery they headed over Lizard Head pass to hold up on Mancos Mountain and eventually made their way to the Robber's Roost area in eastern Utah.
Matt Warner and Butch Cassidy are now the namesakes of chapters of the Ancient and Honorable Order of E Clampus Vitus, dedicated to the preservation of western history and protectors of widders and orphans.
Erected 2018 by Matt Warner Chapter 1900 and Robert Leroy Parker Chapter 1889 E Clampus Vitus in cooperation with the U.S. Forest Service.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Notable Events. In addition, it is included in the E Clampus Vitus series list.
Location. 37° 56.924′ N, 107° 52.9′ W. Marker is in Telluride, Colorado, in San Miguel County. Marker is on State Highway 145, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Telluride CO 81435, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 1 other marker is within 16 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Ridgway Railroad Museum (approx. 15.7 miles away).
Credits. This page was last revised on June 28, 2018. It was originally submitted on June 28, 2018, by Frank Gunshow Sanchez of Hollister, California. This page has been viewed 153 times since then and 24 times this year. Photo 1. submitted on June 28, 2018, by Frank Gunshow Sanchez of Hollister, California. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.
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