Lead by Butch Cavendish, the
Hole-in-the-Wall-Gang was responsible for
ambushing six Texas Rangers at Bryant's Gap.
Fortunately, one "lone" ranger
(Clayton Moore) survived to bring them to
justice. The Cavendish gang debuted on the radio in 1933.
The Cavendish Gang, aka "The Hole-in-the-Wall
Gang" appeared in the first season of the TV
series until the Lone Ranger brought them to
On the radio program, which was the precursor of
the TV series, the
Lone Ranger took off his mask at the request of
Cavendish who was dying. He had to see the man
who had killed him and the Lone Ranger obliged.
On the television series, Butch Cavendish
(played by Glenn Strange) never saw
the real identity of the man who brought him
Photograph of the real Hole-in-the-Wall Gang
The Hole-in-the-Wall-Gang was the
name of the real-life gang of frontier outlaws led by Butch
Cavendish in the 1890s. Also known as the "The
Wild Bunch" its members included Butch Cassidy
(a.k.a. "Robert Leroy Parker"), The Sundance Kid
(a.k.a. "Harry Longbaugh") and Kid Curry (a.k.a.
"Harvey Logan"). See also "The
Devil's Hole Gang"
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