I did not know this, but then again I am not a genius and that's not breaking news. Did you know that Highway 36 in Missouri is really known as the "Genius Highway"? I do now and I'll share what I've learned.
History tells us that Missouri's Jesse James spent almost half of his life as an outlaw and during that time amassed a fortune in gold. Where did he hide it? There are new clues that have surfaced that point to some possibilities.
Almost everyone knows at least part of the legend of Jesse James. But, I doubt many know that there was a movie made about his life that starred his only surviving son. I've found it and you can watch it all.
Jesse James is one of the most controversial characters in Missouri history. To some he was a hero while many considered him the worst kind of outlaw. There is one home that contains history no one disagrees on. It's the Missouri home where Robert Ford murdered Jesse James.
No matter whether you consider Jesse James a hero or villain, there's no denying he lived one of the most colorful lives in American history. You can view much of that at Jesse James birthplace and farm in Kearney, Missouri.
One of the highlights of my childhood was when my parents took me through Missouri's Meramec Caverns. I especially loved the part where you could see what remained of Jesse James hideout. Now, based on research I've done, I'm not sure he ever really was in those caves.
It's likely you've heard at least some of the stories of wild west outlaw Jesse James. How he robbed trains and banks and fought Pinkertons. But, have you heard the crazy story of how he's been buried 3 different times in Missouri in 2 different spots?