Six months after his brother Jesse’s death, reformed outlaw Frank James leaves his newfound Nashville home and returns to Missouri to face any consequences stemming from their days of crime. Legal proceedings acquitted Frank, and he later came back to Missouri to his family’s farm in Clay County.

Based upon content from the book Missouri 365: This Day in Missouri History by John W. Brown, broadcaster and Missouri historian. Get your copy at Reedy Press. 

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