Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Robert & Zerelda's Wedding Anniversary

On December 28,1841,Robert Samuel James married Zerelda Cole at Zerelda's uncle's home in Stamping Ground,Kentucky.Zerelda was only 16 when she married.She met Robert while she was attending Catholic school and Robert was attending Georgetown College.Their marriage would only last eight years because Robert would die in California by drinking contaminated water during the 'Gold Rush.'

Friday, December 24, 2010

1318 Lafayette Street

On December 24,1881,Jesse rented the infamous house at 1318 Lafayette Street in St.Joseph,Missouri.The house was moved next to the Patee House Museum.The house today is a museum telling of the life and death of Jesse.All proceeds of admission to the museum go back into maintaining this and the Patee Museum.A must-visit for anyone interested in Jesse.Below is what the house looks like today.

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Assassination of Yogi Bear by the coward Boo Boo

You can either laugh at this or scoff at it...here is a parody of the Assassination of Jesse James made with Yogi Bear and Boo Boo....I think Jesse would have even got a laugh out of it...

Monday, December 13, 2010

R.I.P. little Archie

On December 13,1866,'little Archie' Clement was killed in Lexington,Missouri. Archie fought with Jesse in Quantrill's group,but it's also believed that Archie is the reason Jesse and the gang got into bank robbing(Archie was part of the first daylight bank robbery on 02/13/1866).Archie was bold that even while he lay dying-riddeled with bullets-he was trying to cock his gun with his teeth.R.I.P. Archie.


Sunday, December 12, 2010

Custer's 'Last Flag' Sold

I wonder how much someone would pay for one of Quantrill's flags....

John McCorkle's Birthday

On December 12,1828,John McCorkle was born in Savannah,Missouri.McCorkle was Cole Younger's first cousin;he fought beside Jesse in Quantrill's group during the massacre of Centralia.He left the group before the bank robberies took place;wrote a book called:"My Three Years with Quantrill".He died 01/14/1918 of natural causes.


Tuesday, December 7, 2010

The Trial of Frank James

Yay for Google books! You are able to read the entire book: "The Trial of Frank James For Murder(including the confessions of Dick Liddil and Clarence Hite) and the History of the James Gang" for FREE! 



Gallatin,Missouri Anniversary

December 7,1869,moments before noon,Frank & Jesse walked into Daviess County Savings Association in Gallatin,Missouri.Cashier,John W.Sheets was killed.$700 was stolen.This robbery was the robbery that made Jesse & Frank infamous...below is a picture of the bank and what it looked like in 1869.


Thursday, November 4, 2010

Jesse James,the Outlaw

If you have never read any of Jesse's dime novels,here is your chance! I found the link below,and it allows you to read one of the dime novels known as "Jesse James,the Outlaw"(1901)which was part of the Jesse James Stories weekly magazine.Enjoy!IT'S FREE!

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Jesse James Gun Knife

Another interesting piece....from the Back in Time Trading Post you can purchase the Jesse James Gun Knife for only $9.95....it's worth a look


Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Jesse's Legs Were Removed Before Burial?

A newspaper article from 1902 states that JESSE'S LEGS WERE REMOVED FROM HIS BODY BEFORE BURIAL! Also,the article states that Martha Bolton was also in on getting the reward for the death of Jesse,it even states that it was HER idea for Jesse to take Bob into his home.Also,most interesting,the newspaper article that se...t off Bob and Charlie's plan didn't contain Dick Liddil's confession,but instead a heading that read: "MYSTERIOUS BOB IS GOING TO KILL JESSE JAMES,WHO IS MYSTERIOUS BOB?".....must read! Upper left corner article....

Monday, November 1, 2010

Robert Ford's Grave Marker...

I found this to be extremely interesting...I found a photograph of Robert Ford's grave,and his marker states that he was born in 1841 and died in 1892....now,that would have made him 51-years-old when he was killed and also OLDER than Jesse when he met him! I don't know what to make of this because according to all records,Bob was born in 1862....so did someone purposely mess up on his marker...did Bob fake his death....or is this the wrong grave????

Sunday, October 31, 2010

Saturday, October 30, 2010

Tourist Video of Jesse's Last Home & the James Farm

A great video for anyone who can't go and see Jesse's last home museum and the James Farm museum! A tourist took video of his trip to both(giving great coverage of inside the home as well as the James' family graves)Jesse's last home and the Farm.Do take a look!!!


Friday, October 29, 2010

Western Outlaw Jewel Piece Inspired by Jesse

I thought this was interesting...a piece of jewelry was inspired by Jesse,it's called the 'Jesse James Heart Broach'....it has a picture of a real heart,worn leather strap with two pistols above it...I think this was only available through Etsy.com so it's probably only 1 of a few made...but worth the look...I don't th...ink Zee would have worn it but nowadays...why not?


Thursday, October 28, 2010

Devils Lake,ND Post Office Museum Exhibit Ends

Ramsey County in North Dakota just ended their summer museum exhibit in their Old Post Office Museum which next to all the old photographs(dating back to 1886),they had a binder of old newspaper clippings that included clippings of Jesse and some of the gang members' links to County and the Spirit Nation.There is a chance they may do this again next August.


Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Tulsa's Gilcrease Museum Exhibit

Tulsa,OK's Gilcrease Museum is having an exhibit titled "Faces of the Frontier" that will feature rare photos of Jesse! You can view these photos from now until January 2,2011.


Ozzy Osbourna DNA Results


It seems that a DNA test was just conducted on the rocker,Prince of Darkness,Ozzy Osbourne(for unknown reasons),and now it seems that he is a distant relative of Jesse.