“Billy The Kid” Buried July 15, 1881

William H. Bonney was buried at the old Fort Sumner Cemetery next to his friends Tom O’Folliard and Charlie Bowdre. A wooden marker was placed on his grave and it simply read “Billy The Kid.” Due to the Pecos River flood of 1889, the old wooden marker was washed away or may have been stolen prior. The citizens of Lincoln County would eventually raise enough money to replace the wooden marker in 1932.

 

Billy The Kid Grave Fort Sumner

  Billy The Kid Grave Fort Sumner

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