Monday, Sep. 22, 2008


Anyone who's seen Brad Pitt's film The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford — a movie that's nearly as long as the entire life of the infamous outlaw — you know that James didn't exactly go out in a blaze of glory. In 1882, a member of his own gang gunned him down inside his own house as he stood to straighten a picture. Today in St. Joseph, his house remains intact. The picture (a framed needlepoint reading ironically, "God Bless Our Home") still hangs on the wall, and next to it, a bullet hole where legend has it the assassin's bullet ended up.
1202 Penn St., St. Joseph; 816-232-8206; Admission: $3.