Pat Garrett and Billy the Kid as I Knew Them: Reminiscences Of John P. Meadows by John P. WilsonPat Garrett and Billy the Kid as I Knew Them: Reminiscences Of John P. Meadows by John P. Wilson

Pat Garrett and Billy the Kid as I Knew Them: Reminiscences Of John P. Meadows

EditorJohn P. Wilson

Hardcover | October 30, 2004

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Cowboy, army guide, farmer, peace officer, and character in his own right, John P. Meadows arrived in New Mexico from Texas as a young man. During his life in the Southwest, he knew or worked for many well-known characters including: William "Billy the Kid" Bonney, Sheriff Pat Garrett, John Selman, Hugh Beckwith, Charlie Siringo, and Pat Coghlan. Meadows helped investigate the disappearance of Colonel Albert Jennings Fountain, and later bought part of downtown Tularosa, New Mexico, where he served a term as mayor.

The recollections gathered here and edited by John P. Wilson are based on Meadows's interviews with a reporter for the Alamogordo News, a partial transcript of his reminiscences given at the Lincoln State Monument, and a talk he gave by invitation at Roswell, New Mexico, to refute inaccuracies in the 1930 MGM movie Billy the Kid. Meadows's lucid presentation appeared in the Roswell, New Mexico, Daily Record where he spoke about Pat Garrett, Billy the Kid, and other experiences from the Southwest's frontier days.


"I am not going to leave the country, and I am not going to reform, neither am I going to be taken alive again."--Billy the Kid to John P. Meadows, May 1, 1881

John P. Wilson earned his doctorate at Harvard University. He worked as an archaeologist at the Museum of New Mexico in Santa Fe, and during this time excavated at old Fort Fillmore near Las Cruces, New Mexico, and Fort Sumner in eastern New Mexico.Wilson has authored many articles and several books, including Merchants, Guns, and Mon...
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Title:Pat Garrett and Billy the Kid as I Knew Them: Reminiscences Of John P. MeadowsFormat:HardcoverDimensions:208 pages, 8.84 × 5.68 × 0.76 inPublished:October 30, 2004Publisher:University Of New Mexico PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0826333257

ISBN - 13:9780826333254

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"John Wilson has done a marvelous job of editing these unique recollections. "Pat Garret and Billy the Kid is history at its best and history as we wish it could always be. . . a vivid, tragic tale, full of the drama and color of the Wild West, a must read for any love of this era in America's history."