Eric Moreno

Eric Moreno

I am a professional writer.

High School, College, and Pro Football, Travel, Texas History, Craft Beer

  • 232
    stories
  • 180K
    words
Image article
atlasobscura.com

The Old Man Who Claimed to Be Billy the Kid - Atlas Obscura

History tells us that the outlaw known as Billy the Kid (aka Henry McCarty, aka William Bonney) was gunned down—at the ripe old age of 21—by Sheriff Pat Garrett on July 14, 1881, in Fort Sumner, New Mexico. He was buried, it is said, in Fort Sumner Cemetery, with his “associates” Tom O’Folliard and Charlie Bowdre, and the epitaph “Pals”—though none of them are likely directly under the tombstone there today.