July 5, 2021

51 - Billy the Kid's Last Stand

51 - Billy the Kid's Last Stand

Discovered sometime prior to 1952 in the Florida Mountains of Southwestern New Mexico, the “Last Stand Note” - written on a piece of tobacco paper and stuffed inside an empty shell case - reads as follows: This is our last shell and about 10...


Discovered sometime prior to 1952 in the Florida Mountains of Southwestern New Mexico, the “Last Stand Note” - written on a piece of tobacco paper and stuffed inside an empty shell case - reads as follows:

This is our last shell and about 10 Indians left so our chances look slim, but we are going to take a chance. Yours truly, Wm Bonney.

Did Billy the Kid REALLY write this note? Did he ever have any close encounters with the Apache? Find out all of this and more on this newest episode of the Wild West Extravaganza!

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Billy the Kid and the Apaches – True West Magazine https://truewestmagazine.com/article/billy-the-kid-and-the-apaches/

The Last Stand Note https://www.oldwestevents.com/highlights/2019/1/18/last-stand-note-on-cigarette-paper-signed-wm-bonney

Cooke’s Canyon https://www.desertusa.com/desert-new-mexico/cookes-canyon.html