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Wagon train camp site - early 1800's -            Lincoln County, NM

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Billy the Kid

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lincoln County Guns

Lincoln Co. Courthouse

Lincoln in the 1800's

Tunstall's Store

Pat Garrett

Susan McSween

John Chisum

Gov. Lew Wallace

LINCOLN COUNTY

Lincoln County, once the largest county in the United States and a fourth the size of New Mexico, was founded in 1869. Dominated by the Sacred Mountain of the Apache, Sierra Blanca, Lincoln County is a colorful mosaic of ranchlands, forest, historical sites, and exquisite natural beauty.

Once one of the wildest of all western towns, Lincoln is considered by many historians to be the most authentic old west town remaining in the United States. The single road through town was once described as "the most dangerous street in America". Among the many Lincoln landmarks is the Murphy / Dolan store- which became the Lincoln courthouse and jail- which became famous when Billy the Kid escaped in 1881, killing two deputies in the process. Legend has it - one of the bullet holes from Billy's gun still decorates the courthouse wall.

 

Lincoln County Historical Society

711 Calle la Placita

P.O. Box 91

Lincoln, New Mexico 88338

Open by appointment only:

Call Marilyn Burchett at 575-653-4360 for more information!

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED!!
Volunteers are needed to meet, greet, sell books, and take donations at the
LCHS Offices at Dr. Woods' House on Hwy. 380, (711 Calle la Placita) Lincoln, NM on weekends from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. between Memorial Day and Labor Day.  Any current member wishing to help the Historical Society in this endeavor, please contact Gary Cozzens at
gcozzens@mac.com .
THANKS FOR YOUR SUPPORT !!

HELP WANTED !!

We critically need help from our members in the following areas.  If you are willing to help, please contact Beverly Strausser, Treasurer, (575)653-4670),  (bev@thedolanhouse.com) or Marilyn  Burchett, Secretary  (575)653-4360 (marilynb@pvtnetworks.net):

         Newsletter We need help gathering information, writing, and producing the Quarterly Newsletter.

         Archives We need cataloging and updating our Archives in the Past Perfect software.

         Library We need help cataloging and entering book information using Past Perfect.

 

 

 

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