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Picture of Catherine McCarty at Old Cowtown Museum in Wichita, Kansas. She was the mother of Billy the Kid, and was the lone woman to sign Wichita's incorporation petition in 1870.

Billy the Kid: (1859– 1881) real name William McCarty has become one of the legendary figures of the Wild West. His mother was an Irish immigrant who grew up in Ireland and raised her son in a New York slum before heading out west.

BILLY THE KID (William H. Bonney, William Henry McCarty, 1859-1881). American gunman and frontier outlaw. Legend claims he killed 21 men, but most likely it was somewhere between 4 to 9. Relatively unknown during his brief lifetime, his status grew to legendary proportions after his death at age 21. The Kid was killed by lawman Pat Garrett.

All told, Billy the Kid is said to have killed a total of 21 men, one for each of the years of his life, though this number is often regarded as inaccurate and exaggerated.

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Billy the Kid photo auctioned for $2.3 million

Billy The Kid's Original Gravemarker

Billy The Kid's Death Warrant Lincoln, New Mexico by davev704, via Flickr

The only surviving authenticated photo of Billy the Kid.

Only Known Authenticated Photograph of Billy the Kid, c.1879 -‘The only known authenticated portrait of the notorious outlaw Billy the Kid has sold for $2.3m (£1.4m) at auction in Denver, in the US state of Colorado. The tintype – an early form of photo using metal plates – is believed to have been taken in 1879 or 1880 in Fort Sumner, New Mexico.

Reads: “4 Kids in the Central Park. New York - 1908.”

Jacks North Hi Carryout... on west 13th Street, across the street from North High School, Wichita, KS