October 13, 2020
When you track Billy the Kid's journey across the country you realize something pretty profound. He either rode in a wagon, or, on a horse, or, he walked, for at least 2,500 miles!
Whether he was born in New York City, or upstate New York (researchers Susan Stevensen and her father Gary Jones tracked the witnesses to the McCarty-Antrim wedding back to Utica, New York), as the Kid's family traversed the raw, developing country, he saw some pretty amazing changes in scenery. From the upper northeast to the midwest, across the Mississippi and out on the plains. Then after a prolonged stop in Wichita they may have gone to Denver.