Jerry and his family drove out to Robbers Roost Ranch for the filming of the documentary of the findings in his new book, "The Real Sundance Kid, My Great Grandfather". West Taylor of Extreme Outlaw Rides supplied all the horses and riders for the shoot.
Many of the Cowboys came in days early and left late to enjoy the beauty of this land. West facilitated daily rides out to The old "Wild Bunch" Outlaw camp of 1897 and "The Spring". This is a picture of "Butch's round pen" as it stands today. We had Horse trainer and clinician Jimmy Smith of Horses Landing out of Wanship, Utah come and do a mini horse clinic in the actual round pen. It was a great trip with amazing food, new friends were made and the spirit of the Outlaws lived on. Some say those Outlaws were there that trip and having fun on the other side of the veil haunting all the horses, many were acting up and sever guys got thrown from their horses, thankfully no one was hurt.
Mike Karr of Seen by Scene, a Motion Picture Production Company out of Utah was there with an onsite crew to do all the filming. We would love to have your support in finishing this documentary, Please check out our Kickstarter project and learn about the TV pilot that is in creation!
The investigation began in 2007. Old family stories tied Long to the outlaw gang known as "The Wild Bunch." The leaders, Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, supposedly died in a shootout in South America in 1908, but evidence proves William Henry Long "AKA" The Sundance Kid lived to a ripe old age and died in Utah in 1936. This is the actual picture that was passed around at a family reunion in Fremont, Utah in 2005 when the Great Grandson of Bill Long one Jerry Nickle took one look at it and heard these words... Who am I? It was as if his dead great grandfather was whispering directly to him from the grave. This set Jerry's heart on fire and the quest began. Check out the Face book page Outlaw Stories of The Wild West for updates and info on the Discoveries.
If you would like to support our endeavor check out our Kickstarter Project.
For more information a book is about to be released and you can get it at Outlaw Stories of the Wild West. A Documentary on the whole project is being created by Mike Karr of Scene by Scene Productions and the Horses and riders were all supplied by Extreme Outlaw Rides here in Utah.