January 25, 1875

Pinkerton agents raided the Clay County home of Frank and Jesse James. Frank and Jesse were not at home but the fire-bomb attack killed their brother and injured their mother.

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.