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Race remembers tombstone thefts

 

June 12, 2019

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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