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May 11, 2017 through May 11, 2017

Culture Series: Billy the Kid's Grave: A History of the Wild West’s Most Famous Death Marker
7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Author David Thomas of Las Cruces is the speaker for this presentation that explores the topsy-turvy history of the death, burial spot and grave marker of Billy the Kid.

Thomas' book on the subject gives an account of the chain of events that led directly to Billy's death, beginning with his conviction for murder and his sentencing to hang. As much as possible, these events are related using the actual words of witnesses and contemporaries.

Thomas also tells the story of Billy's burial and the many surprising incidents associated with his grave over the years.

Thomas' other books include "Screen With A Voice – A History of Moving Pictures in Las Cruces New Mexico," "Giovanni Maria de Agostini, Wonder of the Century — The Astonishing World Traveler Who Was A Hermit," and "La Posta – From the Founding of Mesilla, to Corn Exchange Hotel, to Billy the Kid Museum, to Famous Landmark."

Thomas, who has a master's degree from Texas Tech University, is currently working on a book about the killing of Pat Garrett.

Admission to this presentation is free.

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