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Owners of the bank robbed in 1867 lived adventurous lives

By Linda Emley “At half past 3 o’clock on Thursday, May 23, 1867, the banking house of Hughes & Wasson was robbed. There happened to be only $3,500 in the…

Two women who stood by their man, outlaw Jim Younger

By Linda Emley I always look at the human side of any story and Richmond’s 1867 bank robbery is a good example. What were the boys thinking when they robbed…

Postcards: Word of mouth, local connections add to 1867 bank robbery lore

By Linda Emley We’ve always heard the story about how the James boys robbed the banking house of Hughes and Wasson at half past three on Thursday, May 23, 1867.…

‘Outlaw Days’ reenactors will bring dark day in our history to life

By Linda Emley On Saturday, Sept. 22, Richmond is going to host its first “Outlaw Days” festival. This year, we are going to recreate the 1867 bank robbery of the…

While on the run, Clyde Barrow found time to commend Henry Ford and Bonnie Parker wrote poetry

By Linda Emley On July 18, 1933, the famous outlaws Bonnie and Clyde checked into the Red Crown Motel in Platte City. After a short visit, they had a shootout…

Ray Countians found ways to cope with Dust Bowl-era drought

By Linda Emley It’s been a long hot summer in Ray County. History always repeats itself and this is not the first hot summer we’ve had. I had a friend…

Music jam helps make history at Eagleton Center

By Linda Emley History was made in Richmond last Saturday night. History does not have to be some big event that happened 100 years ago, because history is any moment…

What’s in a name? At least early resident should’ve been called anything but ‘Love’

By Linda Emley We all remember the 1969 Johnny Cash song, “A Boy Named Sue”. I was reminded of it when I found the following story about a boy named…

Masons lodges, prominent membership helped build Ray County

By Linda Emley On Tuesday, July 10, I went to Columbia to visit the Missouri Lodge of Research, which houses the records of all A.F.& A.M Lodges in Missouri. A.F.&…

Postcards: Masons lodges, prominent membership helped build Ray County

By Linda Emley On Tuesday, July 10, I went to Columbia to visit the Missouri Lodge of Research, which houses the records of all A.F.& A.M Lodges in Missouri. A.F.&…