“GUNFIGHT AT STINKING SPRINGS”

PAT GARRETT & BILLY THE KID

On the night of December 23, 1880, Sheriff Pat Garrett and his posse waited in hiding along the road to Fort Sumner. Soon an outlaw gang that included Billy the Kid arrived. https://tomrizzo.com/gunfight-stinking-springs/ … […]

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“BULLY WITH A BADGE”

KILLER DEPUTY

Lawman Bob Olinger, who once bullied and terrorized Billy the Kid, became the outlaw’s last victim. […]

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“FALL FROM FAME”

SHERIFF PA GARRETT

— THE AMBUSH OF PAT GARRETT —  On a gray and cloud-covered Saturday, Pat Garrett guided his buckboard along Mail-Scott Road toward Las Cruces, New Mexico, toward his Bear Canyon Ranch. Beside him sat Carl Adamson, who expressed interest in buying the property.

The terms of the sale proved complicated. Garrett had leased the ranch to Jesse Wayne Brazel, who gave the impression he […]

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