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Letter from William H. Bonney, better known as Billy the Kid, to Lew Wallace, then the Governor of New Mexico. The letter confirms Bonney’s intention to surrender to Wallace, per a previous agreement he’d made with the governor, but expresses concern that he might be killed by his enemies after the arrest is made.

A Note From Billy the Kid, and Other Artifacts From the Exceptionally Eventful Life of Lew Wallace

Letter from William H. Bonney, better known as Billy the Kid, to Lew Wallace, then the Governor of New Mexico. The letter confirms Bonney’s intention to surrender to Wallace, per a previous agreement he’d made with the governor, but expresses concern that he might be killed by his enemies after the arrest is made.

Lew Wallace, c. 1853, in his mid-twenties. Union general, governor of New Mexico territory, diplomat to the Ottoman Empire, and author of Ben-Hur

Lew Wallace, c. in his mid-twenties. Union general, governor of New Mexico territory, diplomat to the Ottoman Empire, where he gathered material for the bestselling Ben-Hur (which Ulysses S. Grant reportedly read in a single

A cop series with a Native American bent.  Joe Leaphorn is one character and Jim Chee another.  Good to read sort of in order.

Tony Hillerman an Albuquerque, New Mexico, resident since was the author of 29 books, including the popular mystery series.

In 1950, a huge forest fire in Lincoln National Forest, near Capitan, New Mexico, severely burned a four-month-old black bear cub. After his rescue, a district game warden took him to Santa Fe where he was nursed back to health. He was made a living symbol of the United States Forest Service's five-year-old fire prevention program and the bear was dubbed with the nickname "Smokey."

In a huge forest fire in Lincoln National Forest, near Capitan, New Mexico, severely burned a four-month-old black bear cub.

New Mexico Office of State Historian website. Thousands of articles about NM history.

Popé, from the Ohkay Owingeh Pueblo, the first successful American revolution against a foreign colonial power, Spain

Archaeologist Janet MacKenzie, right, looks over some of the petroglyphs on basalt rocks along the Mesa Prieta. (Eddie Moore/Albuquerque Journal)

Archaeologist Janet MacKenzie, right, looks over some of the petroglyphs on basalt rocks along the Mesa Prieta.

Aldo Leopold Wilderness Area, New Mexico | ... Wilderness Area, the first protected wilderness area in the United

Aldo Leopold, the godfather of conservation, was the man behind the Gila Wilderness Area, the first protected wilderness area in the United States.

The "Roswell Incident": The Air Force originally stated a flying saucer was found. They later claimed it was just a weather balloon. You be the judge: http://www.uhaul.com/supergraphics/states/new_mexico/roswell/menu.html. #NewMexico #Roswell #UFO

The "Roswell Incident": The Air Force originally stated a flying saucer was found. They later claimed it was just a weather balloon. You be the judge: http://www.uhaul.com/supergraphics/states/new_mexico/roswell/menu.html. #NewMexico #Roswell #UFO

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