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This story so infamous that even Hollywood has told it.
Can't believe in student and another -- -- transform anything that I stayed up.
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-- -- -- Well now a new -- shot -- element of it.
Shares new details about the most infamous bank -- in history and the story of the everyday people who rose up to lead.
The two week manhunt for Jesse James will join us.
Barkley Gartner mark thanks for being whether it's.
Thanks Mike you got it now that the -- Jesse James.
Today I -- the -- was a murder.
-- -- It is pretty amazing to think about it -- he was a murder he was an -- law.
But you know he was one of those outlaws a became a folk hero and and he was said to you know rob the rich to give the -- which he didn't.
He also had a lot of support from a former confederate -- in Missouri.
From the civil war -- these southerners.
Kind of like the idea that Jesse was Robin rich bankers and express company's.
-- -- you know he's so good what he did but why he made a big mistake one day.
In September up in Minnesota.
That's right of people fought back there we're gonna let that change aggregate walk a little room and they -- once they found out the bank was being robbed.
They went from -- guns.
This is Northfield Minnesota -- what happened that day might try to rob a bank.
Well they went into town and they thought I was gonna be easy pickings it was a small community up only about 2000 people.
But almost immediately when they went into the bank of the people were suspicious.
The way they dress look different the horses they -- -- -- usual and in fact that they were so.
Well bred horses.
And the alarm was raised right away and the people went.
For their guns and when they went for those guns a -- to kill.
And they sure did well what is the fascination for -- although still to this day.
Well I think for Northfield Minnesota I mean this was the most notorious.
Outlaw gang in American history.
And the fascination is every day's citizens townspeople.
Rose up and defeated this hardened gang of you know really ruthless fighters and killers.
How did they become so.
-- -- -- known in the country we didn't have the on the Internet and all that but his fame was quite strong all across America this is in the 1870s.
Well as a couple reasons for that one is is that.
He was so successful.
It robbing banks and trains but also he was a pretty incredible self promoter you know -- like to -- -- -- in the name in the paper he wrote letters.
To the papers and often denying his involvement in and expressing how he felt that they were being persecuted.
A further passed in the civil war so so he he helped create their legend as did very well -- newspaper editor who supported.
The -- programs a man named John Newman and it Edwards.
I thought I knew everything about Jessie.
All thanks for -- a -- appreciated.
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