Last summer, we explored the hidden treasure of Jesse James with his great-great grandson Daniel Duke on Dreamland. (For more about that show, click here.) Now Daniel and his sister Teresa are back with another great summer show at a time when we really need a chance to kick back and just enjoy a fascinating story. Their mother insisted all of her life that her great-grandfather Jesse James had not died in 1882 at all but had lived on in Blevins, Texas under an assumed name. When she went public with her claims, she received death threats and the FBI became involved. A 1995 DNA test was done, and the results were claimed to conclusively prove that Jesse was in the grave in Kansas.
Now Daniel and Teresa Duke have taken up the challenge with their new book, the Mysterious Life and Faked Death of Jesse James. They take us on a deep dive into a story that first seems impossible, then–maybe possible, and then–well have a great time with Daniel and Teresa, they are terrific researchers!
Visit Daniel Duke’s website here.