Sign for the Butch Cassidy Childhood Home

Butch Cassidy Boyhood Home – May 21, 2024

Tuesday, May 21, 2024 we left White Mountain Trading Post in Mount Carmel, Utah to drive a little over 2 hours to Richfield, Utah. We had an overnight stay planned at the Walmart in Richfield.

But first, we drove over to Kanab to get a couple of new trailer tires for Nomad. While I was under the trailer doing so maintenance I noticed the inside of the tires on the driver’s side were wearing pretty thin. So, rather than take an unnecessary risk while we would be driving long distances on some pretty deserted roads, I called a tire shop in Kanab and ordered two new ones for that side. The owner promised they would be at his shop between 10 and 11 am and he was true to his word. We arrived a few minutes before 10 am and the delivery arrived a couple of minutes later. He had the new tires mounted and ready to go in about 20 minutes and we were back on the road.

Boyhood Home of Butch Cassidy

On the way to Richfield we saw signs for the boyhood home of one Robert Leroy Parker, better known as Butch Cassidy. Since we were in no hurry we decided to stop and visit. Fortunately they had a nice, large parking lot that allowed us to pull in and park while towing Nomad.

Located just south of Circleville, Utah, Butch Cassidy’s boyhood consisted of a one-room cabin and a horse stable on a small plot of land. We spent about 30 minutes touring the cabin, stable and then hiking with Bella up to the top of the hill behind the cabin and taking some photos from there. It was an interesting stop and I’m glad we weren’t on a tight schedule and could take the time to explore a bit of the local history.

Strangely enough, as much as I like Robert Redford and late actor Paul Newman (and B.J. Thomas’ song “Raindrops Keep Fallin’ on My Head”), I’ve never seen the movie “Butch Cassidy and The Sundance Kid” in the 55 years since its release. I guess I should remedy that, lol.

We finished our drive to the Walmart in Richfield and found a place in the parking lot to stay overnight, then went inside and stocked up on groceries for our 10-night stay in Moab starting the next day.

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