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Bandit Hideout Was Near North Platte

There is a story going the rounds that Jesse James and his gang retired to a ranch near North Platte after robbing the Northfield, Minnesota bank in 1882. This story is just now gaining new circulation through the finding of a 45-caliber six-shooter in the hills near Cody which when cleaned shows the hand carved initials “J. J.” on it. There are 24 notches filed on the butt, frame and plates. The gun is supposed to have been lost by the bandit on the trip from the bank robbery to the hideout near here.—Lincoln county tribune.

The Farnam Echo 53(45):1, Thursday, 15 July 1937


Published: 7/12/2024 -
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