December 7, 1868

Jesse James robed the “un-robbable” bank at Gallatin, Missouri. James thought the Bank President looked like the man who killed Bloody Bill Anderson, so James killed the bank president.

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.