Billy The Kid

Scribe's all-time favorite outlaw is Billy the Kid, aka William H. Bonney, Billy the Kid aka Henry Antrim, aka Henry McCarty. While it is generally agreed that Billy was a ruthless murderer, he was also well-liked by the citizens of the towns of Lincoln and Fort Sumner, New Mexico for his charming manners, soft-spoken presence, excellent marksmanship, as well as his sense of fairness, friendship, and honor. While many have speculated as to Billy's character and questioned his morals, perhaps it is best to hear about Billy from those who knew him best - the citizens of Lincoln and Fort Sumner who were interviewed in the late 1930's.

Cruz Alvarez
Berta Ballard
Charles Ballard
George Bede
Josh Brent
Louis Bousman
J.H. "Jake" Byler
David Carabajal
Dr. J.R. Carver
Ambrosio Chavez
Amelia Bolton Church
Martin V. Corn
Elbert Croslin
Ella Davidson
Sam Farmer
Pete Farrell
Francisco Gomez
William E. Kimbrell
Mrs. A.E. Lesnett
Abran Miller
J.M. "Jim" Miller
Lorencita Miranda
Pedro M. Rodriguez
Charles Rouard
J.Y. Thornton
Francisco Trujillo
José Garcia y Trujillo


Follow these links for more information on
Billy the Kid, Pat Garrett, and other members of The Regulators

Henry McCarty: The Wild West's "Billy the Kid" - by Joseph Geringer. The Crime Library's extensive writeup on Billy, including his life and involvement in the Lincoln County War. A definite good source for information, students!
Billy the Kid Outlaw Gang - A group that has a history of protecting the history of Billy the Kid and promoting various sites and functions throughout the state of New Mexico.
Billy the Kid: Outlaw Legend - Nick McCarty's excellent, well-researched page devoted to The Kid. Another excellent source, students!
History Buff's Billy the Kid Page - Basic historical information on the famous outlaw.
Billy the Kid & Me - A tribute to the Kid written by the late Larry Buchanan, who appeared as one of the Dona Ana Gang in the hit Hollywood movie "Young Guns".
Larry was one of Scribe's personal friends, and she misses the tarnation outta him, God Rest Him!

The Hico Legend of Billy the Kid - Takes a look at Hico's own "Brushy" Bill Roberts and his claim that he was Billy the Kid. Was he really Billy? You decide!
New Mexico Wanderings - A site chock full of information on the great state of New Mexico, including lots of pages on Billy and pics that even Scribe is guilty of stealing!