YouTube & the 1876 Bank Raid by the James-Younger Gang in Northfield, Minnesota

In keeping with this month’s 135th Anniversary of the James-Younger Gang’s foiled robbery of a bank in Northfield, Minnesota, I offer a handful of videos which give additional context to the incident.  First up, is a two-part episode of the 1970’s Television program “In Search Of.”  The episode was one of the first attempts at correctly depicting the robbery and the surrounding facts.  And while there are clear inaccuracies, the episode still offers a proper context for the robbery — and was filmed on location in Northfield.

Next, are two Minnesota Historical Society videos, which give a further geography and history of the area of Northfield where the bank was robbed.  And following, are two videos taken during Northfield’s Annual celebration of their city’s triumph over the bank robbers.  One of which is a theme-park style re-creation of the chaos in the street, as the bank raid was taking place.  It is not a completely accurate “re-enactment” of the bank robbery, however, it offers needed perspective on the incident and is very entertaining.

All videos are presented in specific relation to a single chapter in my book “Western Legend,” which describes in detail the bank robbery on September 7, 1876.      

Enjoy.

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One response

  1. Greetings! This is my 1st comment here so I just wanted to give
    a quick shout out and say I really enjoy reading your posts.
    Can you recommend any other blogs/websites/forums that go over the same topics?
    Appreciate it!

    September 7, 2014 at 2:26 AM

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