- Billy the Kid fled from Arizona to New Mexico in 1877 to escape murder charges and start a new life as a farmhand.
- The Kid's arch nemesis, Jimmy Dolan, was part of a gang called The House. The Kid joined a posse called the Regulators that started a war with The House.
- Jimmy Dolan was a heavy drinker. His drinking killed him at the age of 49.
- The Regulators got their name because they wanted to "regulate justice."
- While legend says Billy the Kid killed a man for every year of his life, he in fact only killed four people.
- Billy the Kid was known to have a lovely singing voice, and he loved to dance.
- Hiring a prostitute's services usually ranged from 25 cents to a dollar, depending on the woman.
July 22, 2013
Billy the Kid Facts