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Race remembers tombstone thefts


Last updated 6/11/2019 at 5:55pm

David Grieder

Rachel Dowling of Artesa races to the finish at the tombstone race during the 44th Annual "Old Fort Days" in Fort Sumner.

FORT SUMNER -There probably weren't many people in Fort Sumner cheering the flight of Billy the Kid's tombstone in 1951. Nor were many likely happy to see it stolen a second time in 1981. On Saturday evening, however, residents reclaimed that bit...

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