Tuesday, July 6, 2010
Billy the Kid, Lincoln NM
I received a phone call where I was told about my boggy blog....
Unfortunately, I haven't kept up as well as I have wanted lately. However; we did take a drive in the mountains on the Fourth of July. What better way to commerate than to visit Lincoln, home of the famous Lincoln County War. It was a brilliant day and a beautiful trip. This mosaic was actually on the Hubbard museum up in Ruidoso, but it is as good of a picture as any of Billy.
This is of the Torreon tower in Lincoln where the settlers would hole up and protect themselves from Indian attacks.
I first went to Lincoln a s a child and have photos of my sister and myself on top of this. They don't let you in anymore, but it is two stories, those are rifle holes you see.
This structure has always been my favorite in the town. Sure, the bullet hole in the wall of the court house is riviting....I won't re-hash the war here, but suffice it to say it is worth the trip. There are so many names from history that are alive in these mountains, Billy the Kid, Pat Garrett, Susan McSween-(cattle queen), Geronimo, Victorio, General John J. Black Jack Pershing, Lew Wallace to name a few.