How enigmatic is Billy the Kid! An honest biography, like this one, must admit that no one knows his birthplace, or anything for sure about his early life – even his real name. Only one photograph of him survives (which accompanies this essay)! Billy first historically appears in New Mexico in 1875, as if riding out of a mystic portal & manifesting in our space-time continuum.* He’s the American Joan of Arc! (Also Billy was fluent in Spanish, the language of his last words.)
*His first recorded act – stealing a basket of laundry.