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In the Shadow of Billy the Kid: Susan McSween and the Lincoln County War
The events of July 19, 1878, marked the beginning of what became known as the Lincoln County War and catapulted Susan McSween and a young cowboy named Henry McCarty, alias Billy the Kid, into the history books. The so-called war, a fight for control of the mercantile economy of southeastern New Mexico, is one of the most documented conflicts in the history of the American ...more
Paperback, 297 pages
Published February 15th 2013 by University of New Mexico Press
(first published December 19th 2012)
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1878 Lincoln, NM little area that no one is aware of, a stop in the road, but full of history. This book was the woman's side of the regulators, and the war of mercantile control, marking the events of the McSween, Tunstall families, and Billy the Kid. After losing not 1 but 2 husbands, Susan wheels and deals her way through many business deals, eventually landing herself as one of the most successful cattle ranchers in the southwest. Towards the end of her life she watched New Mexico become ...more