Illustration by Bob Boze Bell
Illustration by Bob Boze Bell

In 1876, Arizona cowboy Gus Gildea described seeing the young outlaw Henry McCarty near Henry Clay Hooker’s Sierra Bonita Ranch: “He came to town, dressed like a ‘country jake,’ with ‘store pants’ on and shoes instead of boots. He wore a six gun stuck in his trousers.” Not long after, Henry shot his first man, changed his name to William Bonney and became known as Billy the Kid.

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