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Pat Garrett

Sheriff Pat Garrett is best known for having killed the outlaw Billy the Kid in Fort Sumner, New Mexico on July 14, 1881.  Garrett was born in Alabama in 1850 and moved with his family to Louisiana where they owned a plantation.  1,020 more words

New Mexico

Secrets of an Old West Lawman

Arrest records from Guthrie’s early days as Oklahoma Territorial capitol provide an interesting insight on famed lawman William “Bill” Tilghman, one of the Three Guardsmen (along with Chris Madsen and Heck Thomas) celebrated for their pursuit of the Dalton Gang and the Doolin Gang. 3,214 more words

Elfego Baca

Elfego Baca was born in Socorro, New Mexico on February 10, 1865 to Francisco and Juana Maria Baca and became a legendary lawman in New Mexico.   861 more words

New Mexico