Christmas Road Trip

riding through snowstorm old west painting by bob boze bell
Painting by Bob Boze Bell.

After Pat Garrett and his posse successfully captured Billy the Kid and three members of his gang at a place called Stinking Springs, Garrett then requisitioned a wagon to haul the prisoners to Las Vegas. After a sumptuous Christmas dinner in Puerto de Luna, at Padre Polaco’s store, Garrett and crew pushed on. Even though it was bitter cold, Billy stood in the wagon and entertained the entourage with jokes. It was to be his
last Christmas on earth.

 

Billy the Kid

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Bob Boze Bell

In 1999, Bob Boze Bell and partners bought True West magazine (published since 1953) and moved the editorial offices to Cave Creek, Arizona. Bell has published and illustrated books on Billy the Kid, Wyatt Earp and Doc Holliday, as well as Classic Gunfights, an Old West gunfight book series. His latest books are The 66 Kid and True West Moments.