|JESSE JAMES IN MISSISSIPPI|
|I appreciate Jan Yarbrough sharing this story with us! I'd never heard about this before. From Jan's description, it sounds as if it would be as exciting to watch the filming of a move bank robbery as the bank robbery itself! I'm hoping someone from Silver Creek will send some more details. To get in touch with Jan, click the envelope below:|
|This may not be a Mississippi outlaw, but the tale is interesting anyway. Jessie James and his gang, which at that time, I think, included the Dalton boys, once robbed the bank in Silver Creek, Mississippi. A movie was made of the story in the early 1950's and starred Don "Red" Barry and, I think, Peggy Castle. My dad had gone to school for awhile shortly after the turn of the century in Monticello and heard the tale there. When the filming of the movie started, Daddy and Momma took me up to Silver Creek one Sunday to watch the filming that was going on. They had covered the streets with saw dust and put false fronts on most of the buildings and included wooden sidewalks in front of the buildings. The only original store front I remember now was the original bank that Jessie robbed. I'm sure there must be some folks still around Silver Creek that remember all of this.|
|With many thanks to Sam Brackstone for sharing the following info with us.
I'll see if I can find any further information on this robbery.
In December of 1874, Jesse James robbed the Tishomingo Savings bank in Corinth, MS.
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