"That's a case of two fools, each chasing their own favorite, long since disproven claim(s). A mountain of evidence shows that neither Courtney nor Dalton could have been Jesse James. The same applies to the nonsensical claim that…"
"No one familiar with historical research gives Betty Duke's story any credibility whatsoever. By latching onto vague references that she twists to support her beliefs, while disregarding solid documation that doesn't, her appeal is…"
"Yep. He said it came in tightly compressed blocks similar to some chewing tobacco -- he had to cut off small chunks until he got the right weight for the customer. Said he asked one customer what they used it for"
"I couldn't agree more. The forums on which the conspiracy nuts discuss the "proof" of their inane theories provide us with a great deal of amusement. The downside is that some of them are accomplished snake-oil salesmen,…"
"While researching for his book, Frank and Jesse James: The Story Behind the Legend, Ted Yeatman discovered copies of letters in the Pinkerton files that showed the raid was indeed to destroy the house."
"That's already begun. Another woman who makes an even more laughable claim to be Jesse's g-granddaughter has apparently stopped talking to them, and another that still believes J. Frank Dalton was Jesse has been arguing with Ms.…"
I'm afraid Ms. Duke and her handful of faithful followers will reject that, just as they have rejected or ignored every other bit of documentation that exposes the flaws in her ever-changing story. They prefer to blunder…"
"Betty is well aware of their activities but stays above the fray. Knowing her, I believe she doesn't think they're worth even acknowledging.
They have been exposed by enough competent historians that they are…"
"The photograph in question is irrelevalent to Ms. Duke's claim.
Although Ms. Duke and a handful of her fellow conspiracy theorists claim to have identified several persons whose presence would support her stance, competent historians…"
The (approximately) 30 Jesse James imposters are long dead, but the historical community is still plagued by their descendants and/or those other misguided souls who champion long since disproven claims. One of the most…"
"I am not aware of any historian who has denied the existence of the KGC. What most deny are the inane claims made by some that the organization was an "umbrella" for many unrelated organizations (i.e., the Masons, the…"