A woman shames members of the James-Younger Gang.
August 30, 1874. Frank and Jesse James and one of the Youngers rob a stage outside North Lexington, MO. One of the passengers, Mattie Hamlett, knows the outlaws–and had cared for a wounded Jesse at the end of the Civil War. She pushes them to return most of the items they’d stolen from the passengers; they take less than $200.
Later, there are questions over whether this holdup took place–or, if it did, if somebody other than the James-Youngers did it. But it still makes for a great story.