Billy the Kid, Part II

So, I left off at Billy the Kid’s grave, or what they want us to believe is his grave anyway. It’s located in a small cemetery behind the Fort Sumner Museum.

There are some other grave sites there, too. Most of them are really old and deteriorating.

Stones and markers are scattered throughout the little enclosed cemetery.  There was one baby named Christian who died in 1902. People are still leaving him little toys on his grave.

Here are a few of the other grave stones and markers found in the cemetery.

This lock was attached to a chain link gated fence/cage surrounding another grave. They really don’t want you getting too close to some of these folks!

After we left the cemetery, we went just down the street to the Navajo Long Walk Memorial. It is called the Bosque Redondo. There is a lovely museum and walk way, appropriately placed. We didn’t go to the museum, but did enjoy the beauty of the surroundings and the walk way.

This building is striking and has a real presence. Plus, it’s in the middle of nowhere, so it’s even more impressive than if it were in town.

I left out a few images from the last posting that I want to share. This is as good a place as any! This old Ford was parked in front of the Billy the Kid Museum in Ft. Sumner. I love it!

And this old rail work car was placed in front of the museum, too. I don’t know what it was, but my husband could probably tell me! 🙂

And finally, this image of the sky over the Bosque Redondo was too beautiful to pass up!

Here are a few fun images of me and the crew:

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