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Some poor banks just keep getting robbed

By Linda Emley By now everyone knows that at half past three on May 23, 1867 the Hughes & Wasson Bank was robbed in Richmond. And I think it’s safe…

Sheriff had family ties to two of the Hughes and Wasson victims

By Linda Emley So now we know that Deputy Frank Griffin and his father the jailer, Berry G. Griffin, were both shot and killed at the bank robbery in 1867.…

Collection of Richmond postcards will be displayed at Farris Friends Gallery Sept. 15-23

By Linda Emley Two and one half years ago, I started writing my weekly column “If Postcards Could Talk” for the Richmond News. So much has changed in this short…

Here’s what we know about the 3 men killed on May 23, 1867

By Linda Emley And now it’s time for more tales about the May 23, 1867 bank robbery in Richmond. At the close of my last story, the desperados were heading…

Newspaper’s account sheds new light on 1867 bank robbery, impact on community

By Linda Emley After spending many weeks researching the Richmond bank robbery from 1867, It hit me that I hadn’t checked the best source of information, a local newspaper. I…

Did Jesse and the boys ride west to hide out in Robber’s Cave?

By Linda Emley This is the story of “Robber’s Cave,” which is also know as “Cave Springs”. There are many caves in Missouri, and thanks to Mark Twain, Tom Sawyer’s…

Frank James outlived Jesse but never enjoyed the same fame

By Linda Emley Everyone knows Jesse James, but his older brother Frank, always played “second fiddle”. Their family farm in Kearney is known as the “Jesse James Farm and Museum”,…

Witnessing bank robbery was just one event in the major’s life

By Linda Emley As our history book tells it, “At half past three o’clock, Thursday, May 23, 1867, a band of brigands, eleven in number, heavily armed with navy pistols,…

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…