It was well known by friends that the two had a still for which they made thier own
moonshine. They both were known to have a drink or two and even share with thier friends.
One story tells of a time when they were headed into town for supplies after they both have been
drinking for some time. Art was having a hard time keeping the car on the road when he finally
ran upon a large Cactus. They could not get it off and being a little too far gone to
remember they had a ax in the trunk, Bill volunteered to walk five miles back to the Gold
Butte to get a horse to pull the car off. By the time Garrett returned Art had crawled into
the back seat and went to sleep. Garrett let the horse go and made out his bedroll and decided
to wait till daylight to work on the car. When the morning came the horse had wandered back to gold Butte and Bill and Art had a good laugh as they both walked back.
There was a Sunday edition of the Nevadan Magazine, Las Vegas Review Journal Jan 3,1982
which had a long story on the two men. You can reference this story at
The Long and Short of Gold Butte