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February 18, 1878 – John Tunstall is murdered by outlaw Jesse Evans, sparking the Lincoln County War in Lincoln County, New Mexico.

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Top 10 Deadliest Gunslingers

All told, Billy the Kid is said to have killed a total of 21 men, one for each of the years of his life, though this number is often regarded as inaccurate and exaggerated.

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The photo at the top of this page is of a tintype recently discovered in Globe, Arizona. There seems to be a chance the two men depicted are...

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William H. Bonney Better Known As Billy The Kid

Pat F. Garrett 1850 - 1908. Called the most famous Westerner of his time. He was Rancher, Businessman and Peace Officer. In 1881, as sherriff of Lincoln County, he killed the notorious outlaw Billy the Kid. Pres. Teddy Roosevelt appointed him Collector of Customs at El Paso in 1901. On Feb 29, 1908, Garrett was murdered by a cowboy in a dispute near Las Cruces, N.M. Inset: a Colt .44 Frontier pistol, the model of pistol that Garrett used for when he shot to death Billy the Kid.

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Extremely rare photo of Billy The Kid when captured at Stinking Springs, December 24th 1880. Pat Garrett is clearly recognisable extreme left and Bob Olinger is next to him. Billy is on the extreme right where a deputy aims a Colt revolver at Billy's head. One of Billy's compadres, Charlie Bowdre, had been killed in the encounter.

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Billy the Kid Photograph Authenticated

4x5 inch tintype depicts Billy the Kid and several members of The Regulators playing a leisurely game of croquet alongside friends, family, and lovers in the late summer of 1878. Taken just one month after the tumultuous Lincoln County War came to an end, it is a window into the lives of these gunmen. It’s a carefree moment after an important life event - a wedding.

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