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Jesse James Centenial Coin. Does Anybody Know The History About This Medal?

 
 
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 Posted 07/31/2019  8:40 pm  Show Profile   Check TNG's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add TNG to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
It appears to be commemorating two things, the centennial of the robbery but not the centennial of the courthouse as it was designed by P. H. Weathers and built in 1907-1908.
You have . . .
One of many local type medals made just about everywhere about everything imaginable.
Jesse James would be a popular subject which makes it a better find. I like it.

Here's a Wiki with info. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/James-Younger_Gang

Here's what it says in there about Gallatin MO.


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On December 7, 1869, Frank and Jesse James are believed to have robbed the Daviess County Savings Association in Gallatin, Missouri.
Jesse is suspected of having shot down the cashier, John W. Sheets, in the mistaken belief that he was Samuel P. Cox, the Union militia officer who had ambushed and killed "Bloody Bill" Anderson during the Civil War.
The James brothers were unknown up to this point; this may have been their first robbery.
Their names were later added to previous robberies as an afterthought.
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A friend tell me that was put out by the bank I wander if is the date that the robbery may friend is no longer hi Wes from the town his family benefited from the robbery there Lon was pay and didn't lose their home to some people jessy was a hero
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