San Vicente Canton, Bolivia

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San Vicente
Canton
San Vicente is located in Bolivia
San Vicente
San Vicente
Location of San Vicente within Bolivia
Coordinates: 21°16′0″S 66°19′0″W / 21.26667°S 66.31667°W / -21.26667; -66.31667Coordinates: 21°16′0″S 66°19′0″W / 21.26667°S 66.31667°W / -21.26667; -66.31667
Country Flag of Bolivia.svg Bolivia
Department Potosí Department
Province Sud Chichas Province
Municipality Atocha Municipality
Seat San Vicente
Elevation 14,771 ft (4,502 m)
Population (2001)
 • Total 104
 • Ethnicities Quechua

San Vicente Canton is one of the cantons of the Atocha Municipality, the second municipal section of the Sud Chichas Province in the Potosí Department in south-west Bolivia. During the census of 2001 it had 104 inhabitants. Its seat is San Vicente with a population of 50 in 2001.[1]

Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid[edit]

San Vicente claims to be the place where outlaws Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid were killed. The story goes that they robbed a mining company on November 4, 1908 and were recognized two days later in San Vicente where they took refuge in a house and engaged in a gunfight with three policemen and local authorities. Contrary to the final shootout scene in the movie Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, one of the outlaws shot the other and then killed himself. However, a grave said to contain the remains of the Sundance Kid was exhumed and instead contained the body of Gustave Zimmer, a German.[2]

San Vicente has a Butch and Sundance Museum and the local mining company offers tours.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ National Institute of Statistics of Bolivia
  2. ^ Friedman-Rudovsky, Jean (Dec 31, 2009), "On the Trial of Butch Cassidy, in Bolivia," Time,http://content.time.com/time/world/article/0,8599,1951085,00, html, accessed 1 October 2016
  3. ^ Friedman-Rudovsky