Jesse James' Tombstone Recovered
Neosho Daily News, March 27, 1988
LIBERTY, Mo. - A large section of
Jesse James' tombstone, which historians thought had been chipped away
decades ago by souvenir hunters, has been found intact and will be
delivered to the outlaw's old home near Kearney, Mo.
The section of the marble tombstone is about 18
inches high, weighs 300 pounds and contains James' name and the date he
was shot to death by Robert Ford, on April 3, 1882, in St. Joseph, Mo.,
The tombstone, when it was intact, had been about 8 feet high.
"We thought it disappeared 60 years ago, but it
showed up recently," said Milt Perry, curator of historical property
for Clay County. Perry said he found the section of the tombstone
in Kansas City, but refused to give details.