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Nine Things You May Not Know About Billy the Kid

Course number : 19995   ID : 89091    Class Section : Spring 1
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Much has been written, filmed, debated, and argued about the infamous William Bonney (born William Henry McCarty), aka "Billy the Kid." Yes, he was ruthless, but he had to be to survive. After his mom's death, Billy's stepfather placed Billy and his younger brother, Joseph, in separate foster homes before heading to Silver City, NM. So, at the age of 14, the smooth-cheeked, blue-eyed McCarty was forced to find work in a hotel, washing dishes and waiting tables at the restaurant. The boy was reported to be very friendly and the manager boasted that Billy was the only kid who ever worked for him who didn't steal anything. His teachers thought the young orphan was "no more of a problem tha any other boy, always quite willing to help with chores around the schoolhouse." Despite what we think we know about Billy the Kid, there's more to the picture. We'll discuss nine things you may not know about New Mexico's famous outlaw.

Class Details

1 Sessions
Weekly - Mon

CE South Building

Melody Groves 



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Registration Closes On
Monday, April 6, 2020 @ 11:59 PM

Schedule Information

Date(s) Class Days Times Location Instructor(s)
4/6/2020 - 4/6/2020 Weekly - Mon 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM Albuquerque, CE South Building  Map, Room: 107 Melody Groves