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Why was Billy the kid in Arizona?

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Billy the Kid's mother Catherine McCarty was a widow and single mother and he had a younger brother named Joseph (born 1863). By 1871, Catherine was diagnosed with Tuberculosis and was told to move to a climate that was warmer and drier. The family moved to Silver City, NM. Catherine was suffering from consumption and her health began to deteriorate rapidly.

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