I misspoke. I shouldn't have said nobody knows. I should have said there seem to be many fiercely held opinions, or prejudices, or beliefs. But no proof-positive has ever been advanced.
Since Cal lives in Las Cruces and is the head of Friends of Pat Garrett he knows more than most others--certainly more than I. And my article was enriched by his shared information on the subject.
I did not jump in and declare who did it in my article, because I don't have a smoking gun, and if I did, more than a few wouldn't believe it anyway.
Cal, nothing much going on here. I'm scribbling away on a book about the strange unsolved murder of a NM cattle baron in 1917. I'll be coming your way soon to do some research for the book. I'll let you know when I'm coming. Maybe we can visit. I'm definitely going to WWHA AZ. You? I hope you will see to it that your notes get into a historical archive if you aren't planning to publish them. We've lost too much already.
Well, someday I can say: "Read my book." Or, my notes. Another Garrett mystery, the endless supply of letters and such ... dabs here and there. What did the mother-load look like? I know, read my... more
Who killed Garrett... Jerry Lobdill,Sun May 27 08:41
This discussion is not in my main area of specialty, but I have always had an interest in both the deaths of Pat Garrett and Albert Jennings Fountain. I had the good fortune back in the sixties and... more
Thanks to Betty Jay who introduced me to Robert N. Mullin, altho only in a small way, I think his research is aces. She shared with me a small bit of Robert N. Mullin's research that she had, that... more
Thank you Garry, a great letter. Mullin was a great person. He stayed three days in Lincoln, NM, at the Ellis home. You recall Lincoln history is sprinkled with the name Ellis. I visited with the... more
Cal, I agree about UTEP. The book collection and your papers really need to be preserved for posterity in a safe place. I just found out that the papers of one of the prominent attorneys who were... more