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This may be old news to some of you, but it is new to me, just saw it on Yahoo news and so now I am sharing with you all......Lethalrancher
Bein' a Billy buff myself this is stuff I & a lot of folks here in the Land of Enchantment already knew.He was known to have numerous Mexican girlfriends,he spoke Spanish fluently & was well liked by the Mexican/Spanish people in the area.
After he killed Olinger (whose own mother said she was glad he was dead) & Bell at the Lincoln County Courthouse he didn't grab a horse & skeddadle,he spent a few hours having his irons cut off,then talked to some folks & rather leisurely rode out of town.
If you ever get the chance to go to Lincoln I highly recommend it,the town doesn't look much different than it did back in 1880,no real touristy junk,no convenience stores,no kitschy restaurants.It's a pleasure to walk the main street & see the Courthouse,Tunstall's store & the hotel (the name escapes me right now) that Pat Garrett was part owner of.
My family lore says my great-grandfather,a prominent citizen of Lordsburg,knew Garrett & did business with him.Great-grandfather was a real estate speculator (and I hold a NM Real Estate Qualifying Broker license,guess it runs in the family :D),at one time he owned most of Lordsburg.
I just meant the new part was the documentry itself......first time I heard of it coming down the pike was on the Yahoo News site......I hope my grey matter is functioning long enough for me to remember to catch the show......some of you out there might want to Google the following....."San Saba Mob".....a number of hits will turn up the story of vigalantism in the County of which I have a small ranch....in fact when I bought the place a friend who already had a place there, and who had written a book about the Mob told me my place was in the middle of the old Mob territory.....as a result I don't do a lot of dig'n round my place for fear of what I might find....ha....ha.....modern day folk in San Saba county have a saying....."So many backhoes, and so much land"......also of interest would be a search on the "Hoo Doo War"....instead of Irish and English adamonsty's (likely mispelled), it was established ranchers and the German immigrants to the Texas Hill Country....this all near Fredericksburg Texas.....anyway check it out and enjoy......Lethalrancher
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