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The Story of the Northfield Raid

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Presented by Washington County Historical Society at Unknown

Jul 31 2016
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 dead

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