Posts Tagged ‘Billy the Kid’
Billy the Kid may have only had one or two photos taken within his life time, but he certainly did leave a paper trail of notable places where he lived, bordered, was jailed, and committed crimes. Maybe the Kid was smart. With little or no photo evidence, it was probably a lot harder to track him down.
But now there is a new six day itinerary tour where Billy the Kid fans can follow the footsteps of one of the West’s well known icons. It covers a lot of western territory that hasn’t changed much from the days Billy the Kid rode through—perhaps that is why his ghost feels right at home at some of these locations. These are just a few places you can visit while following the ghostly trail of Billy the Kid.
The tour of Billy the Kid territory compiled by the New Mexico Tourism Department begins in Silver City, New Mexico. On the NW corner of Hudson St and Broadway—adjacent to the Grant County Chamber of Commerce—is a marker near the site of Billy the Kid’s boyhood home from 1873 to 1874. On the SW corner, you will find a second marker that points out one of the Kid’s foster homes—the Star Hotel. The NE corner was the site of the city jail where Billy the Kid escaped by climbing up and out of the chimney. You can also pay your respects to the Kid’s mother who is buried in Memory Lane Cemetery, two miles to the NE.
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