• Billy The Kid Garrett Mexico One
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    The Territory of New Mexico, in the mid-1870-80 s, experienced a wave of rampant lawlessness, unparalleled in the history of the United States. One must walk a mile in their shoes before coming to conclusions about the lives of men and boys in that era. Henry McCarty, alias Kid Antrim, alias William H. Bonney, alias Billy The Kid, born in the east, came to New Mexico in the 1870's and started out on his own from Silver City. Go where you will over the trails he rode, and you will agree, he is a...
  • American Heroes John Wayne Vs Billy The Kid
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    John Wayne was viewed as the embodiment of Americas spirit. He and the fictitious land he roamed is, says Louis Owens, The greatest dream of all, (La Puerta 109). The man was always trying to correct some wrong, avenge a moral crime, save a damsel in distress, or capture the bad guy. He followed his own path, made his own rules, strove for personal justice, and always came out on top (and usually got the girl). Women wanted him; men wanted to be him. In Americas John Wayne heyday, there was not ...
  • Response To Billy The Kid By Jack Spicer
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    Jack Spicer writes affectionately about " the Kid." Maybe his hero, definitely not a role model by any moral standards, but just the same he meant something to a good number of people. Billy was almost of Robin Hood status, although I doubt any money taken from anywhere by his hand had ever ended up in the house of the poor. Rather the kid became an icon of the rebel in every man and the heart of every child. Spicer writes about the kid as I myself might write of a beloved fallen ancestor or fel...
  • Billy The Kid Wallace Brady Blacksmith
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    Billy the Kid is one of the most famous outlaws in American history. He has been a widely told figure in American history as well as folklore. The have made movies from his history and have also wrote many books on him. Most of Billy the Kids life remains a heated controversy throughout America. Billy the Kid was born in New York City on November 23, 1859 to William and Kathleen McCarty Bonney and given the name William H. Bonney (There are other stories of his birth but this one is the most r...