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The Story of the Northfield Raid
Hayes Scriven, Executive Director of the Northfield Historical Society visits the Warden’s House to discuss the infamous attempted bank robbery perpetrated by the James-Younger Gang.
In September of 1876, the Missouri-based gang comprised of Frank and Jesse James; Cole, Jim and Bob Younger; and several lesser-famous desperados rode into Northfield, MN to rob the First National Bank of that city. The attempt quickly turned the normally quiet rural downtown into a war-zone that left four deadView more