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Old Fort Sumner and The Death of Billy the Kid

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William "Billy The Kid" Bonney Birth: Nov. 23, 1859 Death: Jul. 15, 1881 Legendary Outlaw.

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The absolute best Route 66 photo op: IL’s Route 66 Hall of Fame and Museum

William H. "Billy the Kid" Bonney is know from film and folklore alike, and as with any good legend, mystery surrounds his death. Billy the Kid only walked this earth for 21 years, but his legend lives on over 130 years after Pat Garrett supposedly shot the Kid down. Like all great legends, controversy about the Kid’s life and death abound, but perhaps the most intriguing mysteries related to Billy the Kid surround his grave… From thieves, to cover-ups of the Kid’s death, to the unknown…

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Pat Garrett And Billy The Kid -- death and mysticism in the cinematic West

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Henry McCarty, known in Wild West lore as Billy the Kid, lived a brief and violent life, stealing and killing before his death in a gunfight aged 21. He lived with a gun in his hand – and sometimes, it seems, a croquet mallet. Read the extraordinary story of how only the second photo ever authenticated as showing Billy the Kid came to light: http://gu.com/p/4d927/fb

from Washington Post

One man’s quest to bury the Wild West mystery of Billy the Kid’s death

This undated photograph shows what is thought to be famed gunslinger Billy the Kid (William Bonney) near the age of 18. If the claim is verified, it would be only the second known image of Billy the Kid. (AP-Photo)

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true west gunslingers | ... notorious outlaw Billy the Kid to death. – True West archives

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from Roadtrippers

The absolute best Route 66 photo op: IL’s Route 66 Hall of Fame and Museum

William H. "Billy the Kid" Bonney is known from film and folklore alike, and as with any good legend, mystery surrounds his death. Billy the Kid only walked this earth for 21 years, but his legend lives on over 130 years after Pat Garrett supposedly shot the Kid down. Like all great legends, controversy about the Kid’s life and death abound, but perhaps the most intriguing mysteries related to Billy the Kid surround his grave… From thieves, to cover-ups of the Kid’s death, to the unknown…

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