Frank and Jesse (B/W)
The bank in Russellville, Kentucky was robbed on March 20, 1868. It was reported that Frank and Jesse James took part in the heist. Rather than confront the local heat, the boys headed to California to visit with their uncle, Drury James, and hung around the San Luis Obispo County area for almost a year. Apparently, the James boys stayed out of trouble during that period of time.
The boys kind of stayed on the down low during their visit since their notoriety as outlaws had begun to grow. They used to ride up to this area in the photo and dip their toes in Old Creek to cool off. There wasn't a reservoir until 1961, so, the sightings of the James boys living the leisure life on houseboats in recent years can't be true. Of course, it could be that their ghosts have returned to California.
Whale Rock Reservoir, San Luis Obispo, California 2012
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