Billy the Kid at Gran Quivira. After climbing up to the cross, Meadows suggested taking it down to get a closer look. Billy the Kid then said, "No, John, it has a history and we'll leave some scientific devil do that." Removing artifacts destroys the information that may be learned from the relationship to its surroundings. Billy the Kid is a lot of things; outlaw, gunfighter, New Mexico legend. To that list we suggest adding Historic Preservationist.