Denver Public Library
A staged train robbery such as this was a common practice for the James-Younger gang in the late 1800s.
July 7, 1875: The James Gang robbed a train near Otterville.
This post was contributed by Ross Malone. A historian and a retired school teacher, Ross has authored many books about Missouri’s history, weird facts, and folk tales. He has also written children’s historical fiction. Visit his website, and buy his books in the Missouri Life store.