Monday, June 23, 2014

Billy Goes Mexicano

June 23, 2014
   Went home for lunch and whipped out a painting of a certain Kid who hid out north of Fort Sumner in May, June and early July of 1881, disguised as a Mexican sheepherder.

Billy the Kid disguised as a Mexican sheepherder, watches the Cap Rock for incoming riders.

   The ruse worked, but he got, well, pardon my French—horny—and went to visit Paulita and he caught a bullet in the heart.

"Since his escape he had allowed his beard to grow and had attempted to disguise himself as a Mexican by darkening his skin by the use of some sort of root."
—A newspaper account, published a week after the Kid was shot dead by Pat Garrett