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Wandering Iris Tuesday Pik – Billy The Kid – Lincoln, New Mexico

The town of Lincoln, New Mexico was home to Billy the Kid for a while.  Billy worked as a cowhand at a ranch near town which belonged to Henry Tunstall.  The largest building in town is the Courthouse which was also a General Store in Billy’s time.  Billy was arrested for killing the sheriff and instead of keeping him in the town jail he was kept in chains in a room upstairs, guarded by two deputies.  Billy shot both deputies and escaped.

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