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Pat Garrett & Billy The Kid

On the night of July 14, 1881, Pat Garrett killed Henry McCarty (alias Billy the Kid) in Pete Maxwell’s bedroom at old Fort Sumner, in New Mexico Territory. Over the years, more legends have cropped up over this one incident … Continue reading

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Last of the Wild Bunch

There are a number of stories about the old outlaws and gunfighters claiming that they did not die at the time and in the manner that history records. Some insist that Billy the Kid, Jesse James, and John Wilkes Booth—just … Continue reading

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He Couldn’t Make Up His Mind

Henry Newton Brown was one of those guys on the western frontier who just couldn’t make up his mind which side he was on. Brown was born about 1857, a product of Missouri. In the mid-1870’s, he followed every young … Continue reading

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Bad Day at Blazer’s Mill

April 4, 1878—134 years ago, yesterday, a lone rider rode his mule along the Rio Tularosa, between Lincoln and Mesilla, in New Mexico Territory. The man was Andrew L. “Buckshot” Roberts and he was bent on leaving the area. The … Continue reading

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