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PREDICTING THE DEATH OF JESSE JAMES JESSE JAMES (1847 - 1882) American outlaw, a raider with Quantrill during the Civil War, remembered for his bank and train robberies with his gang which included brother Frank and the Younger brothers. Murdered by a band member for the reward on his head. A historic newspaper, the Nov. 4, 1879 edition of the Kansas City Journal, with stacked headlines that strangely foreshadow the outlaw's demise three years later. In part: "...With Boots on Jesse James, Notorious Missouri Outlaw, Meets his Fate", followed by "He is Betrayed by an Old Comrade Who Takes Terrible Revenge", "Full Explanation of the Plot to Which He Fell Victim", and so forth. The article that follows concludes on p. 2, and reads, in very small part: "...Marshall Ligett received a dispatch from Short Creek...that George Shepherd had had an encounter with the James brothers gang and had killed Jesse...It is true that his body has not been found and the whole story rest upon the unsupported testimony of the man Shepherd...". Chipped margins, weakened folds, appears to be complete, good overall.
Estimate $ 200-300

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