One hundred twenty-five years ago the Liberty Weekly Tribune’s headline read: “JESSE JAMES. The Great Outlaw Killed at His Home in St. Joseph.”
His life and death have been commemorated ever since. Events like festivals, black powder shootouts, re-enactments and even reburials bring people from far and wide to remember the outlaw who became infamous for his 1866 daylight bank robbery in Liberty.
The life of this legendary man will be commemorated again Saturday, April 7, at his birthplace in Kearney. The Friends of the James Farm will host a black powder shootout starting at 9 a.m. The shootout will test the skills of each shooter using a cap-and-ball revolver or Old West-style cartridge.