My Girlhood Among Outlaws

Lily Klasner (Author), Eve Ball (Editor)
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Lily Klasner learned the harsh realities of frontier life at an early age. Born in Texas in 1862, she was only five when her family lost most of their provisions in an Indian raid while trekking to New Mexico; their ranch on the Pecos became a stopover for outlaws; and she assumed leadership of the family at thirteen when her father was murdered.

In My Girlhood Among Outlaws, Lily recalls her experiences with Billy the Kid and other desperadoes, and sets the record straight on popular misrepresentations of events. Of particular interest to historians is her preservation of the diary of famous cattleman and family friend John Chisum.

"This is an extraordinary book [containing] unique and colorful views of a violent era of New Mexico history' (The New Mexican). "We are indeed fortunate that Eve Ball has rescued for posterity all this fascinating and informative material' (Albuquerque Tribune). "Southwestern and Lincoln County War buffs will find this a 'must' edition" (Arizona and the West). "It makes exceptionally interesting and authentic reading" (The Book Exchange).
My Girlhood Among Outlaws
336 Pages 5.5 x 8.5 x 0.9 Published: 1972 Paperback (9780816503544)

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