Pony Express Museum

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  1. Salty

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    Nice I'm only about six hours away, sounds like a vacation to me. Isn't Jesse James home there also?
     
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    [URL="http://www.stjomo.com/see-do/experience-history/jesse-james/?utm_source=google&utm_medium=cpc&utm_campaign=Jesse_James&gclid=COTX2KHc4LwCFeRi7Aod0DMALg]The home where he died[/URL], yes. The [URL="http://www.jessejames.org/]Jesse James Farm and Museum[/URL] is in Kearney, north of Kansas City about 25 miles. That's where he was born and raised, and where he is buried. Interestingly, it was just a few years ago that [URL="http://www.kearneyfbc.com/#/connect]First Baptist Church of Kearney[/URL] removed Jesse's name from the rolls of membership. He'd been a member from childhood.

    If you like those moments in history, you'll likely enjoy the [URL="http://www.mostateparks.com/park/battle-lexington-state-historic-site]Battle of Lexington[/URL] historical site, which is just about 40 miles from Kearney. It was the site of a bloody three-day Civil War battle in 1861. The [URL="http://www.mostateparks.com/page/55020/oliver-anderson-house]Oliver Anderson house[/URL] changed hands six times in those three days, three times on the first day. A cannon ball from the battlefield carried well over two miles (can you say "extensive overuse of gunpowder"?) and lodged in the far western column of the Lafayette County Courthouse.

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    There is so much lead shot embedded in the walls of the Anderson House, it is marveled that it remained standing, and still does.

    I grew up in a small town straight up I-35 about 90 miles north of Kansas City. Been to all these places many times over the years.
     
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