Local historian and attorney Ralph Monaco II continues his story about the Jesse James and his gang in his new book The Bandit Rides Again: Jesse James, Whiskeyhead Ryan, and the Glendale Train Robbery.
The book has just been published and coincides with an upcoming reenactment of the trial on Sat., Oct. 14th in the Brady Courtroom in the Truman Courthouse. The event begins at 1 pm. Tickets are $10.
After the Civil War through 1876, almost every criminal escapade committed in the Midwest was laid at the feet of the James-Younger Gang.
Their banditry suffered an inglorious end in September 1876, at the failed First National Bank robbery in Northfield, MN. Frank and Jesse remained on the lamb for the next three years, living in seclusion and under aliases until Jesse was compelled in 1879 to ride again.Read More