Patrick Floyd "Pat" Garrett (June 5, 1850 – February 29, 1908) was an American Old West lawman, bartender, and customs agent who was best known for killing Billy the Kid. He was also the sheriff of Lincoln County, New Mexico
William H. Bonney (born William Henry McCarty, Jr), better known as Billy the Kid, was a 19th-century American gunman who participated in the Lincoln County War and became a frontier outlaw in the American Old West. Contemporaries described him as a "neat" dresser who favored an "unadorned Mexican sombrero". These qualities, along with his cunning and celebrated skill with firearms, contributed to his paradoxical image as both a notorious outlaw and beloved folk hero.
I'll sing you a true song of Billy the Kid, And tell of the desperate deeds that he did, Out here in the West, boys, in New Mexico, When a man's best friend was his old Forty-four. When Billy the Kid was a very young lad, In old Silver City, he went to be bad; At twelve years of age the Kid killed his first man, Then blazed a wide trail with a gun in each hand.
Billy the Kid, American Outlaw, Portrait Restoration, ca.1880. Original pinner stated, “There is only one known photograph of Billy the Kid. A tintype from about 1880, but it is badly damaged and that makes it difficult to see his face clearly. I have digitally removed the damage from the photograph, and as a professional facial analyst, I have reconstructed the missing parts of Billy’s face.” Remarkable.....