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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, minor margin wear, nice condition.

Background: Bane robberies during this era were quite common. This particular event being the 1st robbery by the James Gang, it seemed somewhat innocuous at the time, and was not identified as such for several weeks - making available reports quite rare as most simply discarded their issues. A simple web search will confirm this to be identified as their 1st robbery.

Note: If a folder is ordered, this issue will be folded in half due its size.

Category: Post-Civil War