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Death of Jesse James...

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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., has been killed." This report gives some evidence that Jesse James grew more in legend after his death as it was not a significant item when he was killed.
A very timely report as he was killed by fellow outlaw Robert Ford on April 3.
Eight pages, in good condition save for being a bit irregular at the blank spine margin.

Category: The Old West