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Billy the Kid photo shows outlaw playing croquet; could be sold for $5M

A newly discovered photo showing legendary Western outlaw Billy the Kid playing a leisurely game of croquet could be worth $5 million.

The faded 4-by-5 inch black-and-white image was found in a cardboard box at a junk shop in Fresno, California, by a collector in 2010. 281 more words


New image shows Billy the Kid playing croquet......

Billy the Kid tintype authenticated by Americana expert and coin dealer Kagin’s (Kagin’s).

A rare coin dealer in California has concluded that a grainy image of legendary gunman Billy the Kid playing croquet is the real thing and could be worth as much as $5 million. 724 more words

New Mexico

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


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


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

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