Do you know Jesse James? The outlaw Jesse James? He, with his gang, including the Younger brothers, were active in this area in 1876. They robbed the bank in Northfield, Minnesota, in 1876, and all of the gang except for Jesse and Frank were killed or taken captive. Jesse remained on the loose until April of 1882 when he was shot and killed as he stood on a chair in his home, dusting and straightening a picture hanging on the wall.
My hubby's brother has built a park on his small farm that is a recreation of the 1876 bank robbery. His metal figures cover his large lawn and gallop down the hillside, and even cross the ravine on a bridge. This setting is where the annual family reunion is held. This is where we gathered this weekend for two days filled with family, fun, and love.