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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

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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

R is for rustler

R is for rustlers –The story of cattle raiders is very old. In fact, the ancient god Hermes stole the cattle of his half brother Apollo. 484 more words