Jesse James' first train robbery was July 21, 1873 near Adair, Iowa. The engine, tender, and baggage cars were derailed and the engineer killed. Jesse and his brother Frank, approached the expressman with cocked 44’s. The James-Younger gang rode off with nearly $3,000—worth about $51,000 today.
Have always liked James Dean. When my hubby was a little boy, he lived in Paso Robles and the auto accident that killed James Dean happened on the highway right behind the house he lived in. He remembers it.