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Museum program will feature Superior's Jesse James story

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The late Howard Crilly, became publisher of The Superior Express in the 1930s and had the opportunity to talk with many of the early day residents of Superior. Though he was never able to prove their claim, he said those early residents had assured him the notorious Jesse James had a sister living in Superior and other family members in the Nelson community and he had frequently visited Superior before he was brought down by an assassin’s bullet in 1882.

That story is somewhat surprising as Superior was open prairie before the town’s establishment in 1875.

Lew Hunter retold a story he...

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