|Above, lawman Pat Garrett.|
Too bad I didn't learn of this festival sooner, it seems to be something interesting to attend.
According to Mississauga.com:
ALAMOGORDO, N.M. — Pat Garrett, an Old West sheriff who is remembered for killing outlaw Billy the Kid, will be the focus of new festival in southern New Mexico.
The first Pat Garrett Western Heritage Festival is scheduled for Friday and Saturday in Las Cruces, New Mexico, and comes amid renewed interest in the well-known lawman, the Las Cruces Sun-News reported .
Organizers have said they plan to unveil a new photograph of Garrett, the newspaper said.
In addition to movies, performances and lectures, organizers have said several of Garrett's descendants will attend events.
|Above, William Bonney, better known as Billy the Kid.|
During our trip to Roswell last summer, we passed a sign for a road going east indicating that Fort Sumner, where Billy the Kid is buried, was in that direction. Unfortunately, it was too far out-of-the-way (about 50 miles) to make a detour to go see.
To read more about the festival, go here.