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Lincoln, NM

Posted on: October 18, 2014

After Capitan we continued on to Lincoln, NM.  Lincoln is the  former stomping grounds of Pat Garrett and Billy the Kid.  It was here that Billy the Kid broke out of jail for the last time.  On his way back from a visit to the outhouse, Billy overpowered and shot his guard, killing him.  When U. S. Marshall Bob Ollinger  heard the gunfire he raced toward the courthouse and was killed in the middle of the street by two shotgun blasts.

Courthouse Billy the Kid escaped from.

Courthouse Billy the Kid escaped from.

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Can’t imagine hiding in here during an Indian attack.

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Looking at the inside.  Door is barred, you can’t go inside.

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Now the priest's house for the church next door.

Now the priest’s house for the church next door.

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The 1887 La Iglesia de San Juan-Bautista Mission is still serving parishioners today

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