History Features

The Arms of a Woman

famous-old-west-women-with-guns"The only kind of heroine worth knowing about is the Western woman who hit the far trail holding a Springfield rifle and traveling with her kids and settled down on a homestead and worked hard to make her little outfit independent.”

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Scout for Two Continents

Major-FR-BurnhamThe harsh winter of 1882 was finally melting away as both the kid and his horse resembling starved scarecrows made their way down the snow packed Mogollon Rim in Arizona Territory.

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Comparing Billy to Billy

billy-photoLate last year, our publisher emeritus, Robert G. McCubbin, received a phone call from a gentleman, whose family had formerly lived in Silver City, New Mexico, asking if McCubbin would take a look at a photo of Billy the Kid that the family had owned for a long time.

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Billy the Kid

Billy-the-Kid_feature-image_tin-type-feature-sizeEarly on the morning of July 18, 1881, mail contractor Michael Cosgrove pulled into Las Vegas direct from Fort Sumner with the biggest news ever to hit New Mexico Territory: Lincoln County Sheriff Pat Garrett had shot dead Billy the Kid.

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The Billy the Kid Photo at a Glance


• His teeth appear to confirm what a contemporary said about the Kid: “He could eat pumpkins through a picket fence.”

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