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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…

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…