In 1931, Charles W. Foor, an unofficial tour guide at Fort Sumner Cemetery, campaigned to raise funds for a permanent marker for the graves of Bonney, O'Folliard, and Bowdre. As a result of his efforts, a stone memorial marked with the names of the three men and their death dates beneath the word "Pals" was erected in the center of the burial area. In 1940, stone cutter James N. Warner of Salida, Colorado, made and donated to the cemetery a new marker for Bonney's grave. It was stolen on February 8, 1981, but recovered days later in Huntington Beach, California. New Mexico Governor Bruce King arranged for the county sheriff to fly to California to return it to Fort Sumner, where it was reinstalled in May 1981. Although both markers are behind iron fencing, a group of vandals entered the enclosure at night in June 2012 and tipped the stone over.
If you’re a history buff like we are, then this definitely something you’ll enjoy. The museum was closed but we still enjoyed it.
Worth the drive to see Billy’s grave. The museum at this location is closed on Mondays.
Good place to see. Museum is located close to town and grave site is not. This is east of town.
It was cool to see! Definitely recommend
History!! Cool experience!
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Billy The Kid Museum
- Sun - Sat: 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
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