Lincoln County war/Billy the kid Storyboard

Lincoln County war/Billy the kid Storyboard

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  • Lawlessness In New Mexico
  • Lincoln County War
  • The Santa Fe Ring
  • New Mexico was lawless because there were few lawmen in many parts of New Mexico. Lawlessness also grew because New Mexico was so large and so full of places for outlaws to hide.
  • The First Shots
  • The most famous conflict in New Mexico took place in Lincoln County in southeastern New Mexico. Lawrence G. Murphy controlled much of the local economy and all local politics. 
  • Billy The Kid
  • Murphy’s power extended beyond Lincoln County and was a suspected member of a powerful group called the Santa Fe Ring. Members of the ring were businessmen and politicians.
  • Capturing Billy the Kid
  • The Lincoln War began with a series of murders in 1878. The violence became so great that President Rutherford B. Hayes appointed a new governor to try to end the Lincoln County War.
  • Billy the Kid is remembered as one of the most famous outlaws in American history. Billy the kid die in 1881.
  • Billy the Kid was finally captured and tried for Sheriff Brady’s murder. He was found guilty and was sentenced to be hung in Lincoln.
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