Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, the two-story courthouse, built in 1873, houses the courtroom where the Ford brothers were tried for the murder of Jesse James.
This museum tells the stories of how the brave riders, carrying saddlebags filled with our nation's hopes and dreams; the riders traveled more than 2,000 miles west to Caifornia. A 60-foot diorama depicts the diverse terrain of the route.
Jesse James, son of a Baptist minister, was born at the family home in Kearney, in 1847. Barely 16, he followed his older brother, Frank, into the Civil War. When the war ended, Jesse returned home and began an outlaw life that ended at the hands of a fellow gang member.