William Bonney aka Billy the kid was a dishwasher at the Stratford Hotel now known as Shakespeare, New Mexico
it was a watering hole for the Butterfield Overland Stage to San Francisco and a stop for the pony express.
It became a ghost town in 1893 when the silver mine closed and the railroad came through to the town of Lordsburg , New Mexico 3 miles away.
it is now owned by the hill family which gives tours on the weekend.
looking down into town with Lordsburg in the distance.