I have had quite a few people contact me looking for chuck wagons or selling chuck wagons as well as other old west artifacts. I tried to act as the go between for a while but it has proved to be a lot of work. Hence we now have the Old West Classifieds. If you have a wagon you are trying to sell or buy or anyting else related to the old west go ahead and post them. Have fun!!!!!


I have purchased a larger bandwidth package to enable the posting of more photographs. Although the Old West Classifieds are provided as a free service, a little donation here and there would really make this old cowboy a little less grumpy. Any small amount would be just great. Thanks!!

 
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Jim Johnson
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"Billy the Kid, His Real Name Was …" by Jim Johnson

Everyone knows that William Bonney, alias Billy the Kid, was killed by Pat Garrett around midnight on July 14, 1881 at Fort Sumner, NM. Or, was he?

Authors like William V. Morrison, W. C. Jameson, William A. Tunstill, Jannay P. Valdez, and Robert E. Hefner wrote that Billy the Kid escaped death that night and died an old man by the name of Brushy Bill Roberts in Hico, Texas in 1950. In fact, the folks at Hico have a celebration every year called the Billy the Kid Days. They even have a museum and a statue of Billy. Unbelievable, but true, they are so sure that Brushy was Billy the Kid, that their Chamber of Commerce has offered $10,000 to anyone who could prove that Brushy was a fake. Well, the truth eventually had to come out. Jim has uncovered undeniable proof that Brushy Bill was just another old man seeking fame.

On the other hand, author, Helen Airy, wrote about a man by the name of John Miller whose family claimed that he was Billy the Kid. John Miller himself never really claimed he was Billy the Kid until he was under the influence of alcohol, only to deny that he wasn't after he sobered up. Jim, again, found significant proof that John Miller was not Billy the Kid.

But , who was William Bonney, alias Billy the Kid? Most authors and historians agree that his real name was Henry McCarty. Again, Jim does not necessarily agree and provides some insight as to why he has some doubt.

Whether you believe Brushy Bill or John Miller was Billy the Kid or not, Jim's book is worth reading.
In his book, Jim provides a lot of new information on Billy the Kid, Henry McCarty, William Bonney, Brushy Bill Roberts, and John Miller, as well as, Buckshot Roberts and Johnny Ringo.

You've heard all of the so-called 'evidence' against Brushy Bill, and now, you can see the real hardcore evidence. You can visit Jim's web page below:

http://outskirtspress.com/billythekidwho


Just click on either of the icons in the upper lefthand corner of his web page, 'amazon.com' or 'barnesandnoble.com', and begin your reading experience of a lifetime. Both sites normally have great sale prices on Jim's book.

If you have any questions or comments that you would like to direct to Jim, just click on the "Contact Author" icon on his web page.

john
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Anonymous said...
fake hico & peeps & brush forum & dont waiste$$Time.http://brushybill.proboards.com/
place won't give respect - Digity.
(clicke group - sand box group )pretentious people and Hico is fake.
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I have purchased a larger bandwidth package to enable the posting of more photographs. Although the Old West Classifieds are provided as a free service, a little donation here and there would really make this old cowboy a little less grumpy. Any small amount would be just great. Thanks!!