Sunday, September 7, 2008

The Defeat of Jesse James Days 2008

No, it's not a gang of delegates to Republican National Convention hightailing it out of Minnesota; it's the 2008 Defeat of Jesse James Days parade. During Defeat of Jesse James Days, this modern James Gang stages reenactments of the unsuccessful raid on Northfield's First National Bank that took place 132 years ago today.

The Northfield High School Band
Peter's in front (right about the EL in NORTHFIELD on the banner) on trombone; Will is further back, temporarily trading in his oboe for a triangle.

Link: A journalist covering the RNC stops in Northfield to blog the Defeat of Jesse James Days.

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