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Walks Through the Cemetery - Part 3

Last week, I discussed the man who shot Billy the Kid, who is buried in the cemetery behind my house. It turns out there’s a gravestone for the man who defended Billy the Kid at his trial as well. 362 more words

Writing

Historic Lincoln County, New Mexico

After our stop over in Roswell, we headed west toward Lincoln County, New Mexico. Specifically, we were headed to the Lincoln Historical Site along the Billy the Kid Trail. 651 more words

New Mexico

this day in crime history: february 18, 1878

On this date in 1878, 24 year old John Henry Tunstall, an English-born rancher, was shot and killed in Lincoln County, NM. Tunstall’s men, including a young upstart who came to be known as Billy the Kid, vowed revenge. 28 more words

True Crime

today's birthday: Pat Garrett (1850)

Pat Garrett (1850)

When cowboy and buffalo hunter Pat Garrett decided to settle in Lincoln County, New Mexico, in 1879, he could never have imagined the dramatic turn his life was about to take. 54 more words