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OurlawNewMexicoFormat: eBook
Pub. Date: 2014
Type: Non-Fiction, True Crime ~ Kindle Unlimited
Pages: 120
Read: 6/30/2015
Rating: Really liked it ♥♡

Have you ever wanted to find the burial site of your favorite Wild West outlaw? I did until I saw that picture of how big centipedes get in the Southwest, now, not so much. All kidding aside, this short book contains accounts of crimes that were committed in New Mexico, some recent and some a long time ago, along with pictures and GPS locations for either the crime site or burial sites. The author cautions anyone wanted to go to these sites that some are on private property, considering that 11 out of 9 people in the Southwest carry guns, you don’t want to trespass.

~~~ Musical interlude ~~~

Billy the Kid
I’ll sing you a true song of Billy the Kid
I’ll sing of some desperate deeds that he did
Way out in New Mexico long long ago
When a man’s only chance was his own forty-four

When Billy the Kid was a very young lad
In old Silver City he went to the bad
Way out in the West with a gun in his hand
At the age of twelve years he did kill his first man

There’s Mexican maidens play guitars and sing
Songs about Billy their boy bandit king
Ere his young manhood has reached his sad end
With a notch an his pistol for twenty one men

Was on a sad night when poor Billy died
He said to his friend I’m not satisfied
There’s twenty one men I have put bullets through
Sheriff Pat Garrett must make twenty two

I’ll sing you how Billy the Kid met his fate
The bright moon was shining the hour was late
Shot down by Pat Garrett who once was his friend
The young outlaw’s life is now come to an end

There’s many a man with a face fine and fair
Who start out in life with a chance to be square
Just like poor Billy they wander astray
They’ll lose their lives in the very same way

Song Author Marty Robbins – used without permission (shh don’t tell!)

When I was a girl I learned this song, don’t ask me why, but I am ¼ Mexican, the second half of this book is about Billy the Kid, I was finally able to find out if the song was true! I kind of suspected it wasn’t. The author takes us through Billy’s childhood, including his real name, the aliases he took, family members, his life of crime and death. He was shot by Pat Garrett, that is if he was really shot, if you want to know what I mean, read the book.

A quick read, informative and interesting. Loads of pictures, just what us TC readers LOVE.

About Belleza

I got the name Bella because my grandfather called me Suzabell. I use that as a username and my friends on the site started calling me Bella. Thus was born: Bella Foxx's Life, now known as "just a city girl" since I have made the big jump from the country and am now living in the City, UES. I like to make jewelry (check out my blog "Bella is creative" started April 17, 2008) and write. I like to do cross stitch and knit. I sew, I don't really enjoy it, but I enjoy the clothes. I like to read the Bible, books, magazines, online newspaper articles, blogs, jokes on candy wrappers, ads on the subway, billboards, backs of food boxes, lists of ingredients and recipes, cleaning directions, sayings on shirts. I post my reviews on "Just a girl, living, reading, watching, and writing", on Shelfari, Library Thing and Goodreads.. I am allergic to practically everything: grass, trees, weeds, animal dander, dust, mold, wheat, apples, nuts, fish and coconut. The fish and coconut are so serious I carry an Epi-pen and wear a Medic-Alert bracelet. And last but not least. I love the Yankees.

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