Even though I'm in Roswell New Mexico at the moment I had a few pictures left over from Fort Sumner that I hadn't posted that I thought some folks might like to see.
I'm in a Roswell Walmart parking lot at the moment so I haven't done anything or seen anything yet. Tomorrow I plan on going to an RV Park here in town for maybe one night so I can unhook the Arctic Fox and go driving around town to see what's here.
These pictures I had left over were taken at the old Fort Sumner Cemetery which is where Billy the Kid is buried. As you can see there's not many headstones in the cemetery, but there's a lot more people there than there are headstones. The fort was built right next to the Pecos River and In 1902 the Pecos River flooded and wiped out the remains of old Fort Sumner and the nearby Fort Sumner Cemetery.
A lot of the headstones were washed away and others were misplaced. So the fact is nobody is really sure if Billy the Kid and his friends are under his present-day tombstone or not, but he is somewhere in that general area. His original marker was a wooden one and it washed away in the flood. So I guess you can consider that the Billy the Kid marker that's there now is more of a memorial to Billy the Kid than an actual grave marker, and standing in that cemetery is as close to the Kid as you will ever be able to get.
Old Fort Sumner Cemetery where Billy the Kid is buried.