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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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Jim French: Lincoln County War survivor

Jim French took part in the Lincoln County War.

From regulator to outlaw to settle a score.

Thought he flipped his lid

After joining Billy the Kid, 42 more words

Beckwith Brothers

When yer’ star doesn’t shine

very few will pay you any mind.

Just ask John an’ Robert Beckwith,

real brothers, an’ brothers in law… the tarnished kind. 220 more words

Gardner's 'Fast Horse' is a fast, informative read

There have been dozens of books written about Billy the Kid, so why pick up To Hell on a Fast Horse? Because of Mark Lee Gardner’s meticulous research which, in my opinion, gives far more substance to this subject than so many others written about the famous outlaw and the sheriff who hunted him down. 370 more words


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

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