Thursday, September 5, 2013

Jesse James, America's Most Wanted

Jesse James
America's Most Wanted
Circa 1882

Jesse James, (September 5, 1847 – April 3, 1882), train robber, bank robber, stagecoach robber, gunslinger, was shot dead by one of his own gang, Bob Ford, who couldn't resist the $10,000 reward money, dead or alive.  Jesse took off his guns in his home in St. Joseph, MO to straighten a picture on the wall, Bob Ford picked up one of Jesse's pistols, shot him in the back and ended the life of one of Missouri's most famous citizens.

Photo courtesy of Jesse James Farm & Museum, Kearny, Missouri

unused, from 2013

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