“He was an awfully nice young fellow” Francisco recalled about Billy the Kid, “with light brown hair, blue eyes and rather big front teeth. He always dressed very neatly.” Francisco went on to describe Billy’s gunplay.
From 1937-1939 as part of the New Mexico Federal Writers’ Project, Edith Crawford, the representative in Lincoln County, collected a number of interviews of Lincoln County pioneers. They were never published and indeed were lost until
The Kid asked Bell to escort him to the “privy” (outhouse) behind the courthouse and Bell did just that. Billy was still in his leg irons, chains and handcuffs. Once back in the courthouse building, Billy made his move.
Geronimo attributed his numerous raiding successes to his special spiritual insights and abilities known to the Apache people as “Power.” He had an alleged invulnerability to gunshot, the faculty to walk