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Las Cruces in Dona Ana County, New Mexico — The American Mountains (Southwest)
 

Pat Garrett Murder Site

 
 
Pat Garrett Murder Site Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, November 5, 2010
1. Pat Garrett Murder Site Marker
Inscription. Pat Garrett, the Lincoln County Sheriff who shot and killed William “Billy the Kid” Bonney at Fort Stanton in 1881, was himself murdered at a remote site nearby on February 29, 1908. Wayne Brazel, a local cowboy, confessed to shooting Garrett but was acquitted of all charges. The motive and circumstances surrounding Garrett's death are still being debated.
 
Location. 32° 22.776′ N, 106° 43.789′ W. Marker is in Las Cruces, New Mexico, in Dona Ana County. Marker is at the intersection of U.S. 70 at milepost 153.6 and South Jornada Road, on the right when traveling east on U.S. 70. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Las Cruces NM 88011, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. America's First Battle of World War II: The Philippines (approx. 3.3 miles away); Heroes of Bataan (approx. 3.3 miles away); Doña Ana (1604–1680) (approx. 4.7 miles away); Bartlett Garcia (approx. 5.6 miles away); Doña Ana (approx. 5.6 miles away); Rio Grande Theatre (approx. 5.6 miles away); The Historic Green Bridge (approx. 5.6 miles away); Doña Ana County Courthouse (approx. 5.9 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Las Cruces.
 
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Rear of Pat Garrett Murder Site Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, November 5, 2010
2. Rear of Pat Garrett Murder Site Marker
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Pat Garrett Murder Site Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, November 5, 2010
3. Pat Garrett Murder Site Marker
 
 
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