Jesse James

The Fastest Gun in the West

Jesse Woodson James: Outlaw or Hero
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5 Facts :)

1. He was a Murderer, Thief, Organized Crime Boss, and Folk Hero
2. Jesse James and his brother Frank served for the Confederate Army before embarking on criminal careers in the Old West.
3. His father, the Reverend Robert James, was a Baptist minister who married Zerelda Cole James and moved from Kentucky to Missouri in 1842.
4. Some historians accuse Jesse James and his friend Frank of being cruel to Union soldiers, while others argue that it was the brutal treatment the brothers received that turned them to a life of crime.
5. One time Jesse and his gang stole an estimated $200,000!