September 6, 1883

Frank James was acquitted on a murder charge in connection with a train robbery at Gallatin. He left to face charges in another murder trial. He was never convicted of any crime in Missouri.

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.