MA’AM JONES OF THE PECOS.
Tucson: University of Arizona Press, 1973. xv,238pp. Index. Bibliography. Maps including endpapers. Green cloth with the title in gilt on the cover and spine. Second printing. Bright, fine copy. Fading to the spine of the dust jacket, else fine. Adams, Six-Guns 122: “Has information about Billy the Kid and the Lincoln County War.” The author moved to the Ruidoso area in the 1940s and feel in love not only with the beauty of the country but with the people as well. One of these was the Jones family who arrived in the Pecos area in 1866. Relying heavily on interviews with family members and other men and women of the region, she uses their stories to present the history of events which occurred in Lincoln County in the late nineteenth century. Ball presents the Jones family’s version of the Lincoln County War, Billy the Kid, the Chisums, and gives a vivid description of pioneer life in southeastern New Mexico.