snowstorm ambush painting by bob boze bell
Painting by Bob Boze Bell.

Five outlaws rode out of a powder-blue fog on the night of December 19, 1880, straight into an ambush sprung by Sheriff-elect Pat Garrett. As Billy the Kid and his boys rode up to Manuela Bowdre’s house in Fort Sumner, Garrett shouted out, “Halt!” In the ensuing gunfight, outlaw Tom Folliard was killed but the Kid and his other pards escaped. They won’t have long to run.

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