Born blind, Elizabeth Garrett overcame many handicaps to become self-sufficient and a nationally-kwn musician, singer and composer. In an age when women were still strugglng for their independence, she developed a career that took her around the country. She neither sought r accepted pity but, using her own resources, created a life and a philosophy that became a source of wonder to all who knew her. Daughter of controversial and famed frontier sheriff Pat Garrett (who was ted for ending the career of Billy the Kid) and a Hispanic mother, Elizabeth successfully bridged the time gap between the still lawless days of early New Mexico and the transitions brought about by World War II. A New Mexican who loved her native state, she was able to write of its beauties without ever having seen them. She wrote O Fair New Mexico, the state song, and was the state's first women's liberation advocate. Photographs, illustrations, bibliography.