Hello, and thanks for visiting our brand new website. We're Tim (left) and Billy (right) and we started Bad Hoss History as a way of sharing our love of history and the American West with like-minded folks. We live in the heart of Billy the Kid Country, in the tiny historic community of Lincoln, New Mexico -- the best preserved frontier town in America.
Billy is the Chief Cartographer at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) and co-owner of Bad Hoss History (BHH). Billy is a professional cartographer and data visualization expert with over 20 years of experience. Billy is also a trained graphic designer and avid consumer of history. Billy’s role in BHH is largely storytelling through visual content, such as maps and illustrations, that are informative, aesthetically pleasing, and entertaining to a variety of audiences.
Tim earned his M.A. in Historic Preservation and Public History at the University of West Florida and has nearly 20 years of experience in the field of museum management and exhibit design. Tim has worked in both the public and private sectors, completing public history projects for clients including the National Park Service, U.S. Forest Service, Smithsonian Institute, the Bureau of Indians Affairs, and more. Most recently, Tim served as the Manager of Lincoln and Fort Stanton Historic Sites in New Mexico and as the Deputy Director of New Mexico State Historic Site Division.
We're still getting BHH off the ground, but we have big plans for lots of neat things to come on the website and on social media. Follow us on Facebook and watch for our YouTube channel coming soon. And if you ever find yourself in Lincoln, New Mexico, stop at the Bonito Valley Brewing Company. You'll find some of our work on display, and chances are good we'll be around. We'll see you soon, in all the places where history happened!
Tim & Billy
Long live the west.