The Last Escape of Billy the Kid — America’s Longest Running Folk Pageant

Lincoln County Courthouse where Billy the Kid was held prisoner Photo courtesy Museum of New Mexico   It began about 60 years after the events that inspired it took place, and it has been going on for about another 60 years since. It is “The Last Escape of Billy the Kid” and it is held yearly at Lincoln, New Mexico, where it all happened. Started in 1940 as part of the Quatro Centennial, the pageant was, and is, staffed entirely [...] Read more »