Montpelier in Bear Lake County, Idaho — The American West (Mountains)
Leaving a surprised cashier and his terrified customers, they calmly rode away. A deputy sheriff who borrowed a bicycle to pursue them up Montpelier canyon was quickly outdistanced. Cassidy never was caught, but Bob Meeks was imprisoned until 1912 for helping in Montpelier's great bank robbery.
Erected by Idaho Historical Society and Idaho Transportation Department. (Marker Number 446.)
Marker series. This marker is included in the Idaho State Historical Society marker series.
Location. 42° 19.066′ N, 111° 18.481′ W. Marker is in Montpelier, Idaho, in Bear Lake County. Marker is on Washington Street near North 9th Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 830 Washington Street, Montpelier ID 83254, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Butch Cassidy Robs the Montpelier Bank (here, next to this marker); Ritter Bros. Drug and the Roxy Theatre News Examiner (within shouting distance of this marker); Rich Building and Theatre (within shouting distance of this marker); Model T's, Odd Fellows and the News (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Second Bank of Montpelier (about 300 feet away); The Bank and The Burgoyne (about 400 feet away); Downtown Montpelier Historic Walking Tour (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Montpelier.
Also see . . . Butch Cassidy and his Idaho bank heist - Coeur d'Alene Press. Robbing that bank was a casual affair - not like the violent shoot-and-run kind seen in the movies. Butch and the boys planned it well in advance. On the day of the robbery, they rode quietly into town, bided their time buying supplies and enjoying a few drinks until near bank closing time. (Submitted on November 21, 2015, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California.)
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on November 21, 2015, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. This page has been viewed 401 times since then and 8 times this year. This page was the Marker of the Week August 26, 2018. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on November 21, 2015, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California.