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The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford (2007) Director: Andrew Dominik. Photography: Roger Deakins.

contrast outlines shadows shilouette The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford Director: Andrew Dominik.

Young Jesse James (approx. 16 yrs. of age). Missouri bushwhacker riding with Bloody Bill Anderson.

Jesse James

Young Jesse James, Approximately 16 Years of Age Here in He was a Missouri bushwhacker riding with Bloody Bill Anderson in Platte City, Mo. Later he would grow up to be a train robber and criminal who was shot and killed by Robert Ford in Hannibal, Mo.

Jesse James' first train robbery was July 21, 1873 near Adair, Iowa. The engine, tender, and baggage cars were derailed and the engineer killed. Jesse and his brother Frank, approached the expressman with cocked 44’s. The James-Younger gang rode off with nearly $3,000—worth about $51,000 today.

10 Great Train Robberies

Jesse James may not have been the first to rob a train in the West, but he was the first to rob one in Missouri. On January the James-Younger gang rode into the small town of Gads Hill, population

Zee Mimms » Jesse James wife at the time of his death

Zerelda Amanda Mimms James (July 1845 - November Kansas City, MO) was the first cousin and wife of Jesse James. Photo of Mimms at the time of his death

Rare Photo of Jesse James and his brother Frank James 1863

Jesse James and his brother Frank James fought as Confederate guerrilla soldiers in the Civil War. After the war, they joined up with other outlaws, robbing banks, trains and stagecoaches across the country.

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