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Jesse James and the Rock Island Railroad robbery...
Item # 569445
July 18, 1881
THE SPRINGFIELD DAILY REPUBLICAN,Springfield, Massachusetts, July 18, 1881 An uncommonly nice account of this infamous train robbery by the James Gang with page 5 column heads: "The Express Train Robbery" "The Jesse James Gang" "Invade A Train, Murder the Conductor and a Passenger and Rob a Safe". This was the Rock Island Railroad robbery.
Although well know as being committed by Jesse James & his cohorts, rarely was there mention of him in the headlines such as found here. And the report is much more detailed than typically found, taking over a full column of text (photos show only portions).
Complete in 8 pages, browned & irregular at the margins with some margin tears. Somewhat fragile and loose at the spine so it must be handled carefully. Fortunately the Jesse James article in the middle of the page so edge problems do not affect this report.
Category: The Old West