Snowstorm Ambush

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.

 

A Belle of Old Fort Sumner

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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.