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My Girlhood Among Outlaws
by Lily Klasner
edited by Eve Ball
University of Arizona Press, 1972
eISBN: 978-0-8165-4722-7 | Cloth: 978-0-8165-0328-5 | Paper: 978-0-8165-0354-4
Library of Congress Classification F802.L7K55 1972
Dewey Decimal Classification 917.89640340924

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ABOUT THIS BOOK
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.
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