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Sometimes it pays to be curious! This was a great read, Jackie. Thanks for putting this little piece of history together. šŸ‘

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What a story!

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How very cool! I have to say, Iā€™ve never really been that into the whole Jesse James thing, but it definitely is one of the stories that just keeps going and going.

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I helped write and produced the video shown at the museum in Kearney today. My first glimpse of the James Farm was when I was a 4th-grader from the suburbs of KC visiting a former classmate who had moved to some land near Kearney. We walked to the edge of his property and he pointed out the James Farm (which I wasn't sure I believed at the time), a couple of years before Clay County purchased it and soon re-opened it to the public. Soooooo much history happened on that patch of land! And many are surprised to learn that Jesse and Frank's father, a minister, helped found William Jewell College in Liberty. GREAT article, as usual, Jackie!

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