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Henry McCarty: The Wild West's "Billy The Kid"


Helping us to relive the rootin'-tootin' and shootin' days of Billy the Kid and the days when New Mexico was a hail of bullets as well as to help us see the Wild West in its colorful panoramic perspective are the following source materials:



Kalman, Bobbie Early Stores & Markets NY: Crabtree Publishing Co., 1989.

Nash, Jay Robert Western Lawmen & Outlaws NY: Da Capo Press, 1994.

Time-Life Books, editors of The Wild West  Alexandria, VA: Time-Life Books,

Book (companion to TV miniseries of same name) distributed by Warner Bros.

Trachtman, Paul  Gunfighters of the Old West  Alexandria, VA: Time-Life Books, 1996.

Watts, Peter  Dictionary of the Old West NY:Alfred A. Knopf, 1977.


Billy the Kid (information supplied by site owner Nick McCarty)

Billy the Kid Outlaw Gang (biography on Tom O'Folliard by Don McAlavy)

Southern New Mexico! Online!

Various articles by various staff writers: Phyllis Eileen Banks ("Fort Sumner Pride of the Pecos" & "Lincoln Billy the Kid Postal Station"); Carla DeMarco ("Silver City Based on Permanence"); James W. Hurst ("The Death of Pat Garrett"); Bill Kelly "The Lincoln County War" & "Bob Ollinger New Mexico's Killer Deputy"); and Joann Mazzio ("On the Trail of Billy the Kid"),