Of course a lot of the success of the tiny town of Hico, Texas comes from the possibility that the man known as Brushy Bill was in fact outlaw Billy the Kid.
Not that it’s worth anything, but just for the record, here at Texans United we have a strong suspicion that this just might be the truth of the matter. The book Billy The Kid Killed in New Mexico—Died In Texasis a good read for a little insight into the matter. Of course, it is only a starting point if you are really interested in old Billy…or was it Brushy?
If you’re traveling with a history buff or someone with an interest in Old West outlaws, be sure to stop, walk around the beautifully restored town, and visit the Billy the Kid Museum. However, if it were me I would call ahead to be sure that historians Jane Klein or Sue Land will be in the museum on the day you visit. Both will enthrall you with their knowledge of the young man known as Billy the Kid as well as the older Brushy Bill.
The museum is located at 114 North Pecan Street, downtown Hico, Texas. You can call them at 254-796-2523.