The killing of the outlaw
Jesse James did little or nothing to put an end to train
robberies in the state of Missouri. After a daring train robbery
just outside of Kansas City in 1898 the usual suspects were
suspected, and this time the name Jesse James, Jr., was thrown
into the mix.
Characters in the True Story:
Jesse James, Jr.: Son
of the notorious bandit Jesse James, who grew up working hard to
support his widowed mother and fatherless sister; he finds
himself arrested and facing trial for a daring train robbery.
Frank James: Once an outlaw with a price
tag of $20,000 on his head, Frank James was at this point
acquitted of all crimes, and a respected citizen of St. Louis.
He drops everything to stay by his nephew's side throughout the
a four-chapter excerpt from the book, "Jesse James, My Father,"
written by Jesse James, Jr.
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