Jesse James was born in 1847, in Kearney, Missouri. James and his brother Frank served for the Confederate Army before embarking on criminal careers in the Old West. The James brothers made a name for themselves as bank and train robbers, leading the James-Younger gang. Some believed Jesse was The Wild West Robin Hood, but many did not.
Eventually, fellow gang member Robert Ford shot and killed Jesse in 1882, and he became a legend of the Old West. Our video gives a fascinating account of events......
Interested in learning more about the people who formed the Wild West? Just 25 miles from Kansas City, Missouri, you can tour the Jesse James Farm in Kearney where the outlaw grew up, and also the Jesse James Home Museum in St. Joseph, where Jesse was living when he was finally gunned down.
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