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Frank and Jesse James in 1872. The James brothers were Confederate guerrillas in Missouri during the Civil War. #civilwar

Jesse James: The Confederate Guerrilla

Frank and Jesse James in 1872. The James brothers were Confederate guerrillas in Missouri during the Civil War. #civilwar

The Assassination of Jesse James (why haven't I seen this yet?)

The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford (2007)

Jesse James, one of the most violent outlaws of the wild west, got his first taste for violence as a Confederate guerrilla during the Civil War. Although he came to be known as one of the most dangerous bandits of the west, James started out his life as a religious, peaceful farm boy who seemed destined for a career as a minister, like his father Robert, who died in California while preaching to gold miners. Those plans changed when the Civil War broke out in 1861 and brought chaos to his…

Jesse James: The Confederate Guerrilla

Jesse James, one of the most violent outlaws of the wild west, got his first taste for violence as a Confederate guerrilla during the Civil War. Although he came to be known as one of the most dangerous bandits of the west, James started out his life as a religious, peaceful farm boy who seemed destined for a career as a minister, like his father Robert, who died in California while preaching to gold miners. Those plans changed when the Civil War broke out in 1861 and brought chaos to his…

jesse james first train robbery | Adair, Iowa : Monument to the First Train Robbery in the West

jesse james first train robbery | Adair, Iowa : Monument to the First Train Robbery in the West

Jesse James Farm and Museum - Jesse was born here in 1847.  Just a stones throw from the Watkin's Mill State Park!

Jesse James Farm and Museum - Jesse was born here in 1847. Just a stones throw from the Watkin's Mill State Park!

One of American history‘s most notorious outlaws, Jesse James has also been the subject of several films. He was even played by his own son, Jesse James, Jr., in two silent films in the 1920s. Reed Hadley played him in Samuel Fuller’s I Shot Jesse James, and he was most recently played by none other than Brad Pitt in the critically acclaimed (and fantastic) The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford.

One of American history‘s most notorious outlaws, Jesse James has also been the subject of several films. He was even played by his own son, Jesse James, Jr., in two silent films in the 1920s. Reed Hadley played him in Samuel Fuller’s I Shot Jesse James, and he was most recently played by none other than Brad Pitt in the critically acclaimed (and fantastic) The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford.

Jesse James Beads Necklace, Teal Necklace, Jesse James Teal Beads, Elegant Beaded Jesse James, Gifts, Ships From USA by BeadsDesignedbyRenea on Etsy

Jesse James Beads Necklace, Teal Necklace, Jesse James Teal Beads, Elegant Beaded Jesse James, Gifts, Ships From USA by BeadsDesignedbyRenea on Etsy

Defeat of Jesse James Days in Northfield. Sign up for the Cemetary tour at night, it's worth it.

Defeat of Jesse James Days in Northfield. Sign up for the Cemetary tour at night, it's worth it.

Jesse Woodson James was born in Clay County, Missouri, at the site of present day Kearney on September 5, 1847. His father, Robert S. James, was a commercial hemp farmer and Baptist minister in Ken…

Jesse James

Jesse Woodson James was born in Clay County, Missouri, at the site of present day Kearney on September 5, 1847. His father, Robert S. James, was a commercial hemp farmer and Baptist minister in Ken…

jesse woodson james descendants | Jesse Woodson James in Confederate guerilla uniform, age 16

jesse woodson james descendants | Jesse Woodson James in Confederate guerilla uniform, age 16

This photo of Jesse James became the most famous photograph taken in the 19th century. More people knew who he was than the president of the United States. Learn more about this infamous outlaw in Ron Hansen's novel, The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford : http://www.openroadmedia.com/blog/2013-06-13/Ron-Hansen-and-the-Assassination-of-Jesse-James

This photo of Jesse James became the most famous photograph taken in the 19th century. More people knew who he was than the president of the United States. Learn more about this infamous outlaw in Ron Hansen's novel, The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford : http://www.openroadmedia.com/blog/2013-06-13/Ron-Hansen-and-the-Assassination-of-Jesse-James