By Paul & Teresa Lowe www.chronicletravelers.com
Take a drive along US Route 380 through southern New Mexico - about an hour's trip west of Roswell, (a town famous for 'out of this world reasons,') - you'll come across the unique community of Lincoln. This is a town that's partially suspended in time – the 1870's and 80's. This is a town that's famous for being the one time home to Henry McCarty, a.k.a. William H. Bonney who is also known to history as 'Billy The Kid.'
During the days of 'Billy The Kid,' and his encounter with lawman Pat Garrett, the town was embroiled in the bloody Lincoln County War. The conflict was a fight over farming, mining and political territory and control of the region. For a while life in Lincoln was so p