Speaker confirms outlaw likely passed through this area
June 1, 2023
Jeff Barnes, the Nebraska Humanities speaker who spoke at the Nuckolls County Museum Saturday afternoon, neither confirmed not disproved Lew Hunter’s story which tells of the possible visit of the James Gang to the Bostwick area home of his mother’s family.
Extra chairs had to be set up and some people were standing in the museum’s Pioneer Room as Barnes talked about the life of the infamous outlaw and his possible ties to Nebraska. The picture used to illustrate the program was taken in Nebraska City but not circulated until after his death from an assassin’s bullet. The picture w...