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Murder Site Visit: Part 1

In conjunction with working on Echo and the entire story that will be shared in various ways, we had the opportunity to be in Lincoln, New Mexico at the 140th Anniversary of the Murder of John Tunstall, which sparked the Lincoln County War. 34 more words


Lincoln County War

The Lincoln County War was an armed conflict between two groups of people who were fighting over control of land and business.  The fighting and killing generally took place in and around Lincoln County, as it was configured in 1878.   1,327 more words

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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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Frontierado is Friday, August 4th!

The various range wars of the Old West were not truly “wars,” of course but were more like modern-day gangster conflicts with very rare examples of outright good guys or outright bad guys. 558 more words

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A Fort from the Apache Wars

Not far from Lincoln, New Mexico, which saw the Lincoln County War in which Billy the Kid was involved, lies a U.S. Cavalry fort from the days of the Apache Wars. 207 more words