February 18, 1915

When Frank James died on this date at his home in Excelsior Springs, a chapter of the history of “The Outlaw State” truly came to an end.

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.