I just can't let this day go by without talking about the fellow, Henry McCarty, who was born way back on September 17, 1859, and met his demise on this day back on July 14, 1881. I am sure you all have heard of Henry, right? Well, in case you haven't heard of any one with that name, you may better recognize him by his nick-name of Billy the Kid.
And the next picture is of this stone placed where his life came to an end at the hand (or should I say gun) of Sheriff Pat Garrett:
Billy the Kid, born Henry McCarty; also known as William H. Bonney (September 17, 1859 – July 14, 1881)
That may be what really occurred, but the old bandit, J. Frank Dalton, on his death bed claimed to be Jesse James. Old West history can be pretty spotty. There were not a lot of news papers and they sometimes embellished the facts to sell more papers. But here is a clipping from a news paper of the time with a picture of Dalton in bed:
Ok, so what do you think is the truth? Let us know and have a great day, you hear?