27 Facts About Jesse James

1. Jesse James credits part of the appeal of his series to serving as a welcome antidote to other reality–TV fare.

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2. Jesse James still loved to tinker, and found his calling in customizing motorcycles.

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3. Jesse James owns his own motorcycle–customizing shop in Long Beach, California, and initially took the television job merely as a fluke.

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4. Jesse James hosts the cult–favorite Discovery Channel series Monster Garage, a reality show in which he and his team transform ordinary cars for shockingly inappropriate new uses.

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5. At this time Jesse James was living with his family in St Joseph, Mo.

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6. Jesse James formed an alliance with the editor and founder of The Kansas City Star, who published letters from James that proclaimed his innocence.

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7. Jesse James was shot in the chest while attempting to surrender to Union soldiers near Lexington, Missouri.

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8. Jesse James liked to at least maintain the pretense of being harassed by former Unionists in order to obtain food, shelter and information from ex-Confederates while he was on the dodge.

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9. Jesse James was identified as taking part in the Centralia Massacre that left 22 unarmed Union soldiers dead or injured.

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10. Jesse James was not some finger-pointing, overtly careful leader of the gang.

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11. Jesse James was the 3th most notorious outlaw in the west.

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12. Jesse James was born on September 5, 1847, in Kearney, Missouri.

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13. In 2018, Jesse James received just seven starts while splitting time with McDonald, who signed with the Steelers as a free agent in the summer of 2017.

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14. In 2015, Jesse James, playing behind the greatest tight end in Steelers' history in Heath Miller, caught just eight passes for 56 yards but did score a critical touchdown in Pittsburgh's midseason victory over Oakland.

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15. Jesse James was suspicious that the Fords had not told him about it.

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16. Jesse James began to work with former Unionists who lived near the James family farm.

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17. Jesse James was tended to by his first cousin, Zerelda "Zee" Mimms, named after Jesse's mother.

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18. Jesse James recovered from his chest wound at his uncle's boardinghouse in Harlem, Missouri.

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19. At the age of 17, Jesse James suffered the second of two life-threatening chest wounds when he was shot while trying to surrender after they ran into a Union cavalry patrol near Lexington, Missouri.

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20. Jesse James held six slaves and more than 100 acres of farmland.

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21. Jesse James had two full siblings: his elder brother, Alexander Franklin "Frank" James, and a younger sister, Susan Lavenia James.

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22. Jesse James has often been used as a fictional character in many Western novels, including some published while he was alive.

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23. Instead of confronting them, Jesse James walked across the living room and laid his revolvers on a sofa.

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24. Jesse James had often stayed with their sister Martha Bolton and, according to rumor, he was "smitten" with her.

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25. Jesse James was a bank and train robber in the American Old West, best known as the leading member of the James-Younger gang of outlaws.

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26. In many of the films, Jesse James is portrayed as a Robin Hood-like character.

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27. In the 1950s, Jesse James was pictured as a psychologically troubled individual rather than a social rebel.

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