Old West outlaw William Bonney, aka “Billy the Kid,” was famously shot by Lincoln County Sheriff Pat Garrett in Fort Sumner, New Mexico on July 14, 1881. He was buried in the Old Fort Sumner Cemetery alongside Tom O’Folliard and Charlie Bowdre, two members of the Kid’s gang, who had both been killed by Garrett’s posse in 188
Paulita Maxwell (standing sixth from left) was a resident of Fort Sumner, New Mexico and the daughter of pioneer landowner Lucien Maxwell. American Old West outlaw Billy the Kid was killed by Sheriff Pat Garrett in the Maxwell home in 1881. - Courtesy Jay McCarey Collection
Billy the Kid Museum - Fort Sumner, New Mexico. Not far from where the notorious Lincoln County War was fought, and where legendary outlaw Billy the Kid was supposedly killed, this museum pays tribute to American history, not only of the wild west days, but also of the early 20th century. There are artifacts from Billy's time, including his rifle, chaps and spurs, the original wanted poster, and even locks of his hair. There are also more than 150 guns, and several vintage automobiles.