A bank robbery that took place in Winnemucca on September 19, 1900 would go down in history as one of the town’s most well-known historic incidents. Legend has it that the infamous Butch Cassidy along with his right-hand man the Sundance Kid were behind the robbery. The town would even go on to celebrate Butch Cassidy Days every year to commemorate this gun-toting outlaw. However, there may be more to the story than how the legend tells it.

Did you know about Winnemucca’s Butch Cassidy legend? Check out this list of 10 Historical Facts You Probably Didn’t Know About Nevada for more fascinating tidbits about our state!

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