Richard “Dick” Brewer, the Green Mountain gunslinger who rode with Billy the Kid, was born in St. Albans in 1850.

Nine years later, Henry Atrim was born in the Irish slums of New York City. Atrim, who would later be known as William H. Bonney, eventually rode into western legend as Billy the Kid.

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Richard Brewer. (Courtesy Photos)Richard Brewer. (Courtesy Photos)

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Billy the Kid (Courtesy Photo)

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Richard Brewer and Billy the Kid playing cards. (Courtesy Photo)

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A marker in Boaz, Wisc.(Courtesy Photo)