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Jesse James in Nebraska
August 18, 2017 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pmFREE
The Peterson Activity Center proudly hosts Humanities Nebraska speaker Jeff Barnes. This presentation is made possible by the Nebraska Humanities Council, the Nebraska Cultural Endowment and Peterson Activity Center as part of the NHC Speakers Bureau.
The notorious Jesse James typically isn’t thought of in connection with Nebraska, but he was here. Nebraska was where the outlaw could find family and friends. It was where he could plan robberies, make a recovery or an escape and even sit for his most famous photograph. He also wanted to buy a farm here and some even say he started a family here! Author Jeff Barnes shares what he knows of the truth, the fiction and the legend of Jesse James in Nebraska.