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The Custer massacre... Jesse James train robbery... Mark Twain...

Item #682578

July 13, 1876

AMERICAN SOCIALIST, Oneida, New York, July 13, 1876

* General George Custer

* Battle of Little Bighorn

* Mark Twain - Samuel Clemens

Page 7 has: "Summary Of News" which includes a very brief & inconspicuous report on the Custer massacre: "The disastrous fight between Gen. Custer's command & the Sioux Indians on June 25th resulted in the death of Gen. Custer, toge... See More  

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Jesse James...

Reacting to the romanticizing of the killing of Jesse James in a same-state newspaper...

Item #679364

April 13, 1882

THE REPUBLICAN, St. Louis, Missouri, April 13, 1882  Page 4 has an article with column heads: "The Killing Of Bandit James" "More Comfort for the Murderer's Friends". This is an interesting editorial groaning about the those who mourn about how he was killed, and including: "...True, a pistol was not placed in his hands and he told to 'defend himself'...&q... See More  

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Last holdup of the Jesse James Gang...

Item #677127

September 09, 1881

LAS VEGAS DAILY GAZETTE, New Mexico, Sept. 9, 1881  The front page has over a full column taken up with great detail on the robbery of the Chicago & Alton railroad train. Although not mentioned by name, this was the work of the infamous James Gang. In fact, this was the very last robbery of the James Gang.

The report is headed: "Daring Train Robbery" with many subheads inclu
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The Northfield Bank robbery...

Item #675014

September 08, 1876

THE WHEELING INTELLIGENCER, West Virginia, Sept. 8, 1876 

* Famous Jesse James gang robbery

* Northfield, Minnesota bank

The top of the ftpg. has column heads: "Bold Attempt to Rob a Bank--The Cashier Murdered and His Assistant Wounded--Two of the Robbers Killed and One Wounded". This is a report of the Northfield Bank Robbery in Minnesota committed by Jesse James and his Ja... See More  

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How the Fords conspired to kill Jesse James...

Item #674446

August 07, 1883

ST. LOUIS GLOBE-DEMOCRAT, Aug. 7, 1883  The front page has over a full column taken up with considerable round-by-round details of the boxing match between John L. Sullivan and Herbert "Maori" Slade for the heavyweight championship.

But the great article is on page 4, headed: "Charlie Ford and the James Boys" which is a detailed article on Charlie Ford's first meeting... See More  

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Jesse James & Younger brothers gang... Sitting Bull...

Item #667182

July 10, 1876

THE NEW YORK TIMES, July 10, 1876 

* Jesse James Gang... Younger Brothers

* Otterville, Missouri Train robbery

The front page has: "The Missouri Railroad Robbers" with subheads: "Bodies of Men in Pursuit of the Outlaws--Their Capture Hourly Expected--The Adams Express Company's Loss" with some details, and closing with: "...There is reason to believe that t... See More  

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The last holdup of the Jesse James gang...

Item #666269

September 09, 1881

THE SCRANTON REPUBLICAN, Pennsylvania, Sept. 9, 1881 

* Last Jesse James Gang robbery

* Blue Cut Train Robbery

* Glendale, Missouri

The front page has one column heads including: "Train Robbers" and "An Express Car And Passengers Robbed--The Governor Of Missouri Issues A Proclamation Calling On The People to Organize And Exterminate Train Robberies". A detailed rep... See More  

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Outlaw Frank James trial...

Item #665386

August 18, 1883

ST. LOUIS GLOBE-DEMOCRAT, Missouri, August 18, 1883

* Outlaw Frank James

* Jesse James gang

* Gallatin, Missouri trial

This uncommon Midwestern title has news of the day with many advertisements. Page 4 has an article headed: "Mrs. Hite to Testify Against Frank James" with subhead. (see) This trial of the brother of outlaw Jesse James, held in Gallatin, Missouri, was concerning h... See More  

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Jesse James & the Rock Island Railroad train robbery...

Item #664685

July 17, 1881

NEW YORK TIMES, July 17, 1881 

* Outlaw Jesse James-Younger gang

* Rock Island railroad train robbery

Page 2 contains one of the better reports we have seen of the infamous Rock Island Railroad train robbery by Jesse James and his gang. While most reports are little more than a paragraph or two, this report takes two-thirds of a column and includes several accounts and much detail--pho... See More  

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1st (Jesse) James Gang robbery...

Item #661855

February 16, 1866

CLEVELAND DAILY LEADER, Ohio, February 16, 1866 

* Jesse James Gang

* 1st known robbery (1st report)

* Liberty, Missouri bank

The front page has an article headed: "Guerrillas Rob a Bank in Western Missouri" with subhead: "Bank Robbery" Nice detailed report here.

Other news and advertisements of the day. Complete in 4 pages, large issue measuring 32 x 23 inches, m... See More  

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Interview with Jesse James' wife...

Item #661536

April 29, 1882


* Outlaw Jesse James

* Interview w/ his wife

Page 9 has nearly a full column taken up with: "JESSE'S TRANING" "The Delicate Way in Which Mrs. James Refers to Her Husband's Peculiar Vocation" "An Hour's Talk with the Outlaw's Widow--Some of the Savings Invested in Business--A Mysterious Friend Said to be ... See More  

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The James-Younger gang rob a train...

Item #661417

July 23, 1881

LIBERAL SENTINEL, Middletown, New York, July 23, 1881 

* Outlaw Jesse James-Younger gang

* Rock Island railroad train robbery

Page 2 has a report noting: "A gang of outlaws, supposed to be the James gang, on Friday night captured a train on the Chicago, Rock Island and Pacific road...robbed the conductor & a passenger..." and a bit more (see). The next page has a much mor... See More  

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On the killing of Jesse James...

Item #660927

April 05, 1882

WORCESTER DAILY SPY, Massachusetts, April 5, 1882 

* Outlaw Jesse James assassination

The top of the last column on the front page is headed: "The Dead Train Robber" which is a report concerning the death of the infamous Jesse James. It begins: "At the coroner's inquest Mrs. Samuels, mother of Jesse James, testified that it was her son Jesse. Considerable excitement w... See More  

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Jesse & Frank James captured?...

Item #660099

February 01, 1875

THE NEW YORK TIMES, February 1, 1875 

* Great Jesse James report

* Raid on his home (birthplace)

* Kearney, Missouri

The top of page 2 has a rather lengthy & interesting article headed: "THE JAMES BOYS" "The Attempt To Capture Them At Kearney" with subheads: "Strange Acts of the Detectives--A Bombshell Thrown Into Mrs. Samuels' House--A Child Killed An... See More  

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Details on the death of Jesse James...

Item #656406

April 14, 1882


* Outlaw Jesse James assassination

The most notable content is the page 10 article: "The Death Of Jesse James" "A Talk With City Marshal Craig" "How the Robber Lived in St. Joseph--Opinion In Missouri As to the Governor & the Fords". The article takes over a full column & has much detail, including: &quo... See More  

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Making a living lecturing on the outlaw Jesse James...

Item #656405

June 07, 1882

ST. LOUIS GLOBE-DEMOCRAT, Missouri, June 7, 1882  Keeping in mind that Jesse James was killed in nearby St. Joseph just 2 months previous, page 4 has an article: "The James Lecture". The article talks of the ethics of making a living by speaking about Jesse James, and including members of James' family as part of the presentation. One bit notes: "...That the widow should se... See More  

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Jesse James warns those who pursue him... The bandit Vasquez...

Item #656401

April 19, 1874

NEW YORK TIMES, April 19, 1874 

* Jesse James Gang murder

* Outlaw Tiburcio Vasquez

Near the bottom of the front page is a terrific report headed: "The Missouri Outlaws" which notes in part: "...particulars of the killing of another detective by the notorious James Brothers. The victim was found dead, covered with blood...A card crossed with blood was pinned to the coast... See More  

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Chasing after Jesse James...

Item #656224

November 30, 1876

ST. LOUIS GLOBE-DEMOCRAT, Missouri, Nov. 30, 1876  Page 4 has a small item: "On Jesse James' Heels" has some details on those who are after him. The front page has a report concerning: "The Fiendish Atrocities Perpetrated in Louisiana" "Testimony which Will Cause the World to Shutter" with more.

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Report of the death of Jesse James...

Item #656169

April 05, 1882


* Outlaw Jesse James assassination

Page 2 has a brief & quite inconspicuous report reading: "Great satisfaction is expressed in western Missouri over the shooting of Jesse James, the noted bandit. It is said that the shooting was the result of an agreement between Ford and Governor Crittenden to the effect that James was either to be ca... See More  

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Jesse James report, from very close to his hometown...

Item #655973

May 11, 1880

KANSAS CITY DAILY JOURNAL, Missouri, May 11, 1880 

* Jesse & Frank James

* Outlaws - train robbers

Kansas City newspapers are among the best for any report concerning Jesse James and the James Gang, as nearly St. Joseph (53 miles north) was their home & where Jesse would be killed in 1882.

Page 2 has a nearly half column report headed: "THE JAMES BOYS" "They Are... See More  

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What the death of Jesse James has meant to the "romance" of Western outlaws...

Item #655490

May 07, 1883

NEW YORK TIMES, May 7, 1883  Page 4 has a lengthy & interesting editorial headed: "The Growing Crop of Bandits" which begins: "The death of Jesse James and the disintegration and overthrow of his band of distinguished robbers were very naturally regarded by railway travelers & bankers as events of great importance..." with much more on the career of Jesse James and... See More  

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1876 Northfield bank robbery... Younger Brothers...

Item #654857

September 22, 1876

NEW YORK TRIBUNE, September 22, 1876

* Jesse James -Younger Brothers gang

* Northfield bank robbery attempt

The back page has an article headed: "Capture Of The Northfield Robbers" "They Are Hunted Down On The Prairie And One Killed" See image for 1st report coverage on the capture of members of the James-Younger gang at Madelia, Minnesota A few weeks after the famous No... See More  

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Reporting the death of outlaw Jesse James...

Item #654134

April 04, 1882


* Jesse James assassination

* Robert & Charles Ford

* St. Joseph, Missouri

Near the bottom of the front page is a small report headed: "Vengeance on Train Robbers" which reports: "The city is wild with excitement over the death of Jesse James. The fear of his vengeance has restricted the people from taking extreme action against a... See More  

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Jesse James & the Rock Island Railroad robbery...

Item #654133

July 19, 1881


* Outlaw Jesse James-Younger gang

* Rock Island railroad train robbery

* Winston, Daviess County, Missouri

Page 2 begins with a quite lengthy account of what was the infamous Rock Island Railroad robbery by the James Gang. It is headed: "The Great Train Robbery" and begins: "Charles Murray...was the messenger of the U.S. Express Compa... See More  

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J. Frank Dalton claims to be Jesse James...

Jerusalem Fight Nears End... 1948 Arab-Israeli War...

Item #651920

May 21, 1948

THE RALEIGH TIMES, North Carolina, May 21, 1948  The front page has: "JERUSALEM FIGHT NEARS END," with subhead, "Arabs Hold 80 Percent Of Old City," which includes related text providing details regarding the 1948 Arab-Israeli War. Also present is, "Miners Buried Alive In Virginia Disaster," which tells of the Clinchfield Coal Company mining disaster, and a photo... See More  

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Mrs. Jesse James on tour as a novelty attraction...

Item #649562

March 11, 1884


* re. Outlaw Jesse James

Page ten has a nice article: "Mrs. Jesse James" "The Bandit's Wife One of the Attractions of a Pittsburg Dime Museum" which begins: "Among the attractions in the city now seeking public admiration is a lady who claims to be the widow of the notorious outlaw, Jesse  James. She is now trav... See More  

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No pardon for outlaw Dick Liddil...

Item #649540

February 04, 1884


* Outlaw Frank James

* Jesse James gang

* Dick Liddil pardon ?

Page 2 has a great article on the notorious outlaw Dick Liddil with column heads: "DICK LIDDELL" "A Pardon Denied the Late Bandit by Governor Crittenden" "Effect of the Executive's Action on the Frank James Trial--Incompetency of Liddell's Testimony i... See More  

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Jesse James... Rock Island Railroad robbery...

Item #648520

July 18, 1881

NEW YORK TIMES, July 18, 1881 

* Outlaw Jesse James gang

* Rock Island Railroad train robbery

The top of the middle column of the front page has heads: "THE WORK OF ROAD AGENTS", "Robbery And Murders On A Rock Island Train", "Details Of The Bloody Affair At Winston, Mo.--The Conductor And A Passenger Killed And The Express Safe Robbed--Statements By The Train-M... See More  

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On the death of Jesse James...

Item #648502

April 05, 1882

THE EVENING TELEGRAPH, Philadelphia, April 5, 1882 

* Outlaw Jesse James assassination

Page 4 has a great editorial concerning the recent (killed 2 days prior) death of Jesse James which includes: "It is somewhat of a shock to the moral sense...to ear the frank statement of the Governor of Missouri that the deliberate murder of the outlaw James was the result of an understanding be... See More  

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Was Jesse James killed?

Item #648294

November 04, 1879

THE NEW YORK TIMES, November 4, 1879 

* Outlaw Jesse James

* False death report

Near the top of the front page is a very interesting article: "A Notorious Outlaw Murdered", "Jesse James Shot by One of His Comrades" with the text taking six inches. The only problem is that the report is not true. Although Jesse James was murdered by a comrade, it was not until 1882. ... See More  

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Outlaw Dick Liddil released on bond... School for cowboys...

Item #648227

November 03, 1882

ST. LOUIS GLOBE-DEMOCRAT, Nov. 3, 1882  Page 2 has a somewhat brief article headed: "Dick Liddell [Liddil] Released on Bond" noting in part: "...the case of Dick Liddel, on trial for conspiracy in connection with the Mussel Shoals robbery, committed by Frank and Jesse James and Bill Ryan..." with more (see). Page 5 has: "Taught To Be Cowboys" "The Practical ... See More  

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The trial of Frank James coming to an end...

Item #648220

September 02, 1883

ST. LOUIS GLOBE-DEMOCRAT, Missouri, Sept. 2, 1883 

* Outlaw Frank James

* Jesse James gang

* Gallatin trial ending

Page 4 has most of a column headed: "NEARING THE END" "Th Trial of Frank James at Gallatin Drawing to a Close" "Testimony All In and Arguments to Begin Monday" "The Court's Order Concerning Instructions t the Jury--Mrs. Hite's To... See More  

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Final moments in the Frank James robbery/murder trial...

Item #648214

September 04, 1883


* Outlaw Frank James

* Jesse James gang

* Gallatin, Missouri trial

Page 2 has nearly a full column headed: "Criminal Calendar" "Instructions of the Judge in the Frank James Trial" "Stage Robbers Hanged--Shot by an Ex-Convict--Outraged and Killed--Other Criminal News". This reports the closing events of the notable ... See More  

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The trial of Frank James...

Item #648213

September 05, 1883


* Outlaw Frank James

* Jesse James gang

* Gallatin, Missouri trial

Page 4 has nearly a full column of text headed: "Battling For The Bandit" "Mr. Phillips' Appeal to the Jury on Behalf of Frank James" "Why He Appears as Counsel for Defendant--Mr. Glover's Address--The Arguments to Close Today". This was the... See More  

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Frank James is found not guilty...

Item #648212

September 07, 1883


* Outlaw Frank James found not guilty

* Jesse James gang - Gallatin, Missouri trial

The only text on the ftpg. (over half of the page is advertisements) is headed: "NOT GUILTY" "So say the twelve Men in the James Case" "Mr. Wallace Delivers a Brilliant Argument for the Prosecution" "How the Verdict is Received Elsewh... See More  

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Jesse James was murdered?

Item #648174

November 04, 1879


* Jesse James killed ?

* Outlaw - train robber

The last column of the ftpg. is taken up with a very interesting, although erroneous, report of the death of Jesse James with heads: "A CORPSE AT LAST" "The Bandit King Slain In His Saddle" "Jesse James Killed By a former Friend" "The Assassin Escapes After a Runni... See More  

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Is Jesse James "Dead or Alive"?

Item #648173

November 05, 1879


* Jesse James killed ?

* Outlaw - train robber

A column at the top of pg. 4 has reports disputing whether Jesse James had been murdered or not: "DEAD OR ALIVE?" "In Either Event Jesse James Foils the detectives" "The Search for the Stiff Continued Without Success" 'His Alleged Assassin Frightened Out of His Wits&... See More  

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A different side of Jesse James & his gang...

Item #648169

November 21, 1879

ST. LOUIS GLOBE-DEMOCRAT, Nov. 21, 1879  Page 3 has almost half a column headed: "The James Boys" "An Instance Where Jesse James Was Moved from His Purpose by the Voice of Prayer". It begins: "The famous detective, Pinkerton, has given the James boys the name of being blood thirsty wretches who could never be moved from their purpose of killing, when once they made up... See More  

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A note signed by Jesse James, and much more...

Item #648165

December 30, 1879

ST. LOUIS GLOBE-DEMOCRAT, Dec. 30, 1879  The back page has a column headed: "Jesse James Heard From" "Strange Communication from the Missouri Outlaw to the New York Superintendent of Police--Record of a Notorious Gang of Outlaws". The article takes over half a column while the letter Jesse James is very brief & signed in type: Jesse James. Rare to find any printed item... See More  

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Great report on the surrender of outlaw Frank James...

Item #648064

October 07, 1882


* Jesse James Gang

* Frank surrenders

Nearly half of the front page has much detail on the surrender of outlaw Frank James, headed: "BEHIND THE BARS" "Frank James an Inmate of the Jackson County Jail" "The Killing of Whicher, the Detective, in 1874, the Cause of His Incarceration" "Intense Excitement Manifested ... See More  

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Death of Jesse James...

Item #646025

April 08, 1882

THE TUOLUMNE INDEPENDENT, Sonora, Tuolumne County, California, April 8, 1882

* Outlaw Jesse James killed

* Robert & Charles Ford

Page 4 of this issue contains a very brief and inconspicuous report on the death of the notorious outlaw Jesse James.  It reads in its entirety: "A report comes from Kansas City, Mo., that Jesse James, the notorious train robber, highwayman, etc., ha... See More  

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Many prints of Monterey, California... Career of Jesse James...

Item #638625
HARPER'S NEW MONTHLY MAGAZINE, New York, October, 1882  The issue leads off with a lengthy article on Surrey, in England, with many prints. Also a lengthy article titled "Southern California" which has many prints, some captioned "A Bit of Old Monterey" "Palo Alto" "A Bandy Cellar" "From the Old Fort, Monterey" "The Hotel Del Monte&qu... See More  

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Report from the Frank James trial...

Item #637767

April 12, 1883


* Outlaw Frank James

* Jesse James gang

* Dick Liddil

The top of pg. 2 has: "MISSOURI'S OUTLAWS" "Dick Liddill's Value as a Witness for the State in the James Trial" "Charley Ford's Opinion of His Testimony--Jail Delivery at Quincy--Burrill in the Penitentiary--Convicted of Libel--Unearthing a Skeleton--The... See More  

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Keeping it in the family...

Item #636838

October 18, 1898

THE GLOBE, South Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, Oct. 18, 1898 

* Outlaw Jesse James' son

The bottom of page 3 has a small & somewhat inconspicuous article headed: "Jesse James Indicted" which begins: "The grand jury yesterday returned indictments against Jesse James, son of the noted outlaw..." (see). The following year he would be acquitted of robbery of a Missour... See More  

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The trial of Frank James...

Item #636572

June 21, 1883


* Outlaw Frank James

* Jesse James gang

* Gallatin, Missouri trial

Page 7 has two-thirds of a column headed: "FRANK JAMES" "The Prosecution Unmasked by the Unexpected Postponement of the Trial" "Mrs. Hite's Presence a Surprise--Dick Liddill on Parole--Craig and Timberlake Too Energetic to Please the Defense" wi... See More  

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Capture of the outlaw Frank James...

Item #626163

October 15, 1876


* Jesse James Gang

* Outlaw Frank captured

The top of page 4 has column heads including: "FRANK JAMES" "The Notorious Outlaw in the St. Louis Calaboose" "The Police of This City Effect the Capture in a Creditable Manner" "Frank Denies His Identity as a James boy--But He is Certainly the Northfield Robber Wounde... See More  

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Comments on the defense of the Jesse James & Younger brothers band of outlaws...

Item #624731

March 13, 1875

ST. LOUIS DAILY GLOBE, Missouri, March 13, 1875 

* Jesse James Gang

* Younger Brothers

Page 3 has: "The Jameses and the Youngers" which takes almost an entire column on these outlaws, including in part: "...the course of your contemporary, the St. Louis Dispatch, in relation to the noted outlaws--the James-Younger band...lost no opportunity of espousing the cause of thes... See More  

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Thoughts on the capture of Jesse James...

Item #624730

October 16, 1876


* Outlaw Jesse James captured ?

Page 4 has an interesting editorial headed: "Our Outlaws" which begins: "The story of the capture of Jesse James as told in our local columns of yesterday, reads more like a tale of Apulia or Calabria, or a reminiscence...it is also possible that some of the dangers of his capture may have been exagg... See More  

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Lengthy coverage of the trial of outlaw Frank James...

Item #621924

August 31, 1883

ST. LOUIS GLOBE-DEMOCRAT, Missouri, Aug. 31, 1883 

* Outlaw Frank James

* Jesse James gang

* Gallatin, Missouri trial

The top of the front page has column heads: "PROVING AN ALIBI" "The Defense in the James Case Outlines Its Work" "Testimony Adduced that Frank was Not at Winston" "Gen. Joe Shelby Creates a Scene in the Witness Box" "Breakin... See More  

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The notorious Jesse James in St. Louis...

Item #621515

February 28, 1880

ST. LOUIS GLOBE-DEMOCRAT, Feb. 28, 1880  Page 9 has an article headed: "Jesse James" with subheads; "The Notorious Outlaw in St. Louis--He Tells of Short Creek Camp, and How Shepherd Didn't Shoot Him". Very interesting reading (see).

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