billy the kids grave

billy the kids grave

on one of my trips wandering across New Mexico i tracked down billy the kids grave, he was buried with his "pals" at Ft. Sumner, Lincoln Co.

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5 years 33 weeks ago, 4:19 AM

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Bad, when you have to put a fence around a grave gun slinger. LOL

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5 years 33 weeks ago, 9:54 AM

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Nice work. I spend some time looking in graveyards too. I guess I am getting ready for my next home...LOL
Have you been to Tombstone, AZ? Great spot. I have pics of Geronimos grandsons grave.

5 years 33 weeks ago, 10:46 PM

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tombstone

no i didn't get a chance. i left my folks house in El Paso and went to Carlsbad, then up to Silver springs, Gila cliff dwellings, then made my way
back east to Lincoln Co., stopping at every interesting place that i saw. had to look hard to find Ft. Sumner though, it was kinda out of the way. didn't know about the cage around the grave until i got there, hadn't heard the story about how many times the tombstone has been stolen. the folks retired back here in MO. and i miss going down there and wondering around on my way back. we would stop at every indian reservation we came across cause they always had something cool to buy. my grandmother was full blood Cherokee so i have a soft spot for native americans. cruised around quite a bit in your great state too. i have an aunt in Scottsdale, and an uncle (her brother) on the other side of Pheonix. love it out there, although i had a run-in with a scorpion in a little town called Wikkiup.....

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My Grandfather

lived in Lawton, Oklahoma and all over Texas. he knew Geronimo and could speak the Apache language. He was frequently called upon to translate during disputes. He had a lot of respect for Geronimo and said he was a man of his word. They didn't have to lock him up because he understood he was honor-bound. Amazing. Not much character in people these days compared to that old warrior.

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