Billy the Kid spent part of his youth in Santa Fe in the 1870s.
~ What was New Mexico's territorial capital like in Billy's day?
~ How did Santa Fe's frontier character and its Hispanic culture shape the development of this future desperado?
~ What other residents did Billy encounter who would figure significantly in later chapters of his brief life?
~ And how did Billy spend his days and his nights as a youngster in Santa Fe? Did he ice skate? . . . play baseball? . . . tell ghost stories?
Historical facts and fanciful legends swirl around Billy the Kid's early days--and around the City at the End of the Santa Fe Trail--in Young Billy, Lynn Michelsohn's first book of the non-fiction trilogy, Billy the Kid in Santa Fe.
Young Billy includes over 40 photographs, drawings, and maps and two appendices.
Recommended for Western History buffs, Billy the Kid aficionados, and anyone who loves Santa Fe!
Table of Contents:
Chapter 1. Billy Comes to Santa Fe--despite defunct burros
Chapter 2. Santa Fe Life--blue-eyed Mexicans, scheming politicians, and military music
Chapter 3. The City at the End of the Santa Fe Trail--mud, mud, and more mud!
Chapter 4. February 1873--did Billy ice skate? or play shortstop?
Chapter 5. Billy Leaves Santa Fe--after a documented event, at last!
Appendix A. Pronunciation Guide
Appendix B. Finding Billy's Santa Fe Today