Fort Worth, 8/12/11
I’m heading to New Mexico tomorrow. I’ve got a tent site at the Clayton New MexicoKOA reserved. It will be in the 60′s there tomorrow night. Perfect sleeping weather. There also happens to be a little 9 hole course nearby. It’s not on the map but the address puts it near the old cemetery. If I hit my usual slice of the tee I might be bound by the sacred rules of golf to hit a 5 iron off “old Red’s” grave. Susan, can you ask your spouse for a ruling on that?
According to cemetery records:
“Red” (name unknown) Bartender in Charlie Meredith’s saloon. d. Clayton, NM before town was “laid out,” shot by Charlie Meredith. bur Old Clayton Cemetery.
There’s a lot of shot people in the cemetery records.