Billy the Kid Territory
An overview of Billy the Kid's story, presented by the State of New Mexico.

Library of Congress, 1937 Interview with Francisco Trujilio
A primary account of Billy the Kid from Francisco Trujillo, one of the Lincoln County Regulators.

About Billy the Kid 
From a self-proclaimed Billy the Kid aficionado, links to primary sources, a photo gallery, and other assorted information.

Billy the Kid National Scenic Byway
Follow the ghosts of famous lawmen, outlaws and warriors along an 84-mile scenic loop through the Lincoln National Forest.

Billy the Kid Outlaw Gang
From a non-profit organization whose purpose is to Preserve, Promote and Protect the History of Billy the Kid, Billy the Kid Country, and the State of New Mexico, a site with articles, a timeline and trail guide.

Billy the Kid Museum, Fort Sumner
In Fort Sumner, NM, this museum has artifacts such as his rifle, chaps and spurs, the original "Wanted" poster, and locks of his hair.

Billy the Kid Trail
This site has links to notable locations that relate to the story of Billy the Kid. 



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Caldwell, C.R. Dead Right: The Lincoln County War., 2008. 

Dellinger, Harold. Billy the Kid: The Best Writings of the Infamous Outlaw. Globe Pequot, 2008.

Dykes, Jeff. Billy the Kid: The Bibliography of a Legend. University of New Mexico Press, 1952. 

Fackler, Elizabeth. Billy the Kid: The Legend of El Chivato. Sunstone Press, 2003.

Healy, Nick. Billy the Kid. The Creative Company, 2005. 

Gardner, Mark L. To Hell on a Fast Horse: The Untold Story of Billy the Kid and Pat Garrett. Harper Paperbacks, 2011.

Garrett, Pat Floyd. The Authentic Life of Billy, the Kid. New Mexican Print. And Pub. Co., 1882. 

Horan, James D. and Paul Sann. Pictoral History of the Wild West: A True Account of the Bad Men, Desparadoes, Rustlers, and Outlaws of the Old West - and the Men Who Fought Them to Establish Law and Order. New York: Crown Publishers, 1954.

Jacobsen, Joel. Such Men as Billy the Kid: The Lincoln County War Reconsidered. Lincoln, NE: University of Nebraska Press, 1997. 

Jameson, W.C. Billy the Kid: Beyond the Grave. Taylor Trade Publications, 2008.

Klasner, Lily. My Girlhood Among Outlaws. University of Arizona Press. Edited by Eva Ball, 1972. 

Metz, Leon C. Pat Garrett: The Story of a Western Lawman. University of Oklahoma Press, 1983.

Morrison, William Melvin. Billy the Kid: Las Vegas Newspaper Accounts of His Career, 1880-1881. W.M. Morrison-Books, 1958. 

Nolan, Frederick. The West of Billy the Kid. University of Oklahoma Press, 2003.

---. The Life & Death of John Henry Turnstall. Albuquerque: University of New Mexico Press, 1965.

---. The Lincoln County War, Revised Edition. Santa Fe, NM: Sunstone Press, 2009.

---. Tascosa: Its Life and Gaudy Times. Lubbock, TX: Texas Tech University Press, 2007.

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Priestley, Lee. Billy the Kid: The Good Side of a Bad Man. Yucca Tree Press, 1993.

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Tuska, Jon. Billy the Kid: A Handbook. University of Nebraska Press, 1986. 

Utley, Robert Marshall. Billy the Kid: A Short and Violent Life. Tauris Parke Paperbacks, 2000.

---. High Noon in Lincoln. Albuquerque, NM: University of New Mexico Press, 1987. 

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Wilson, John P. Pat Garrett and Billy the Kid as I Knew Them: Reminiscences of John P. Meadows. University of Mexico Press, 2004.

Weddle, Jerry. Antrim Is My Stepfather's Name: The Boyhood of Billy the Kid. Arizona Historical Society, 1993.

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