Blazer's Mill - site of a gunfight involving Billy the Kid

Blazer's Mill - site of a gunfight involving Billy the Kid


Bent, New Mexico (NM), US
Text of the sign: Blazer's Mill - An early fight in the Lincoln County War occurred near this sawmill on April 5, 1878, when several men of the McSween faction, including Dick Brewer and Billy the Kid, attempted to arrest Buckshot Roberts. Roberts and Brewer were killed, and two others wounded, in the battle that followed.
Text of the sign: Blazer's Mill - An early fight in the Lincoln County War occurred near this sawmill on April 5, 1878, when several men of the McSween faction, including Dick Brewer and Billy the Kid, attempted to arrest Buckshot Roberts. Roberts and Brewer were killed, and two others wounded, in the battle that followed.
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Links: www.hmdb.org
By: daggerwell

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@ 2017-11-05 21:11:52
The location of the sign is not at the mill site. The Mill was located up the road on the reservation, but the historical sign was placed elsewhere due to political reasons. If you slow down after entering the reservation, you can see abode ruins alongside the highway. This is the mill site.

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