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Hico, Texas: Statue of Billy the Kid

"Brushy Bill" Roberts died in Hico in 1950, claiming he was 90-year-old Billy the Kid. In 1993 Hico artist James Rice fashioned a faux bronze (fiberglass) statue of Billy firing his six-shooter. It stands behind a 1987 plaque supporting Brushy's claim.

Pecan St., Hico, TX
Downtown. In the median of Pecan St. just north of its intersection with Hwy 6/2nd St.
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Brushy Bill.

Statue of Billy the Kid

A statue of the infamous Billy the Kid stands in downtown Hico at the corner of N.Pecan and 2nd Street.

[Evans, 09/10/2014]

A man named Ollie "Brushy Bill" Roberts died in Hico on December 27, 1950, claiming he was 91-year-old Billy the Kid and that his supposed death in 1881 had been a hoax to collect reward money. "We believe his story," declares a plaque in front of the statue, sculpted by James Rice in 1987.

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