No matter which side you take on the Billy the Kid pardon, you have to admit that young Henry made some bad choices in his life. It dates back at least to his time in Silver City, when he was arrested and incarcerated for receiving goods stolen from a Chinese business--and then compounded that bad decision by escaping.
Yes, Billy had a tough life. But so did many others who took a different path.
Take the Blachleys of Delta, Colorado.
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A letter from Horace Greeley Perry, ca. 1897.
Back when the James-Younger Gang was setting up to to rob the bank at Northfield, MN in 1876, Charlie Pitts and Cole Younger went to St. Peter to buy and train horses. While there, Cole became friends with a little girl named Horace Greeley Perry, the daughter of the local newspaper editor (who named his daughter as a tribute to the…Continue
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