It was April 3, 1882, that the outlaw Jesse James was shot and killed at his home in St. Joseph. A distant relative of James is marking the anniversary by revealing the contents of an old trunk found at a farm in Stamping Ground, Kentucky. The farm had been owned by James’ grandfather since the early 1800’s and was in the family for several generations after the gunslinger’s death. The trunk contains Bibles, photographs, and other personal items believed to have belonged to Jesse James. It’s thought the James family saved the items from “souvenir hunters” in St. Joseph following the shooting. The list of items and photos of the contents can be found on the website run by Eric James – the distant relative: www.ericjames.org.
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