One of the few photos of Billy The Kid
Billy the Kid is one of the most legendary outlaws of the wild west. Ironically, Billy (or Henry as his parents referred to him) was born in New York City, but set out to the west to earn his fortune. In a short period of time he became well known for carrying out a series of crimes that made him one of the most wanted men of the day.
Not a clear cut and pure criminal, Billy was made a member of the Lincoln County Regulators, a deputized posse that went out in search of the men who killed ranch-owner John Tunstall. Word spread that he had 27 kills under his belt even though the number was likely much lower. He was only 21-years-old when he was taken out by the law in 1881.
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