"Where Jesse James Met His Match!" Northfield by shrimp56

Northfield Travel Guide: 48 reviews and 85 photos

On September 7, 1876 the famed American outlaw, Jesse James, and the James-Younger gang met their match in the good people of Northfield Minnesota as they were attempting to rob the First National Bank. For more information see the local customs tips!

Cows, Colleges & Contentment

Northfield is more than the town where the James-Younger gang was defeated by heroic citizens.
It is also the home of two excellent colleges, St. Olaf & Carleton. You will need to look elsewhere for information about the first as I am a "Carl" to the core:)))

Among the many additions to the Carleton College campus since my days many moons ago are a number of experimental sculptures and installations. This one is called "Twigonometry" -- see the "off the beaten path" tips for more about this and the other art on the campus.

  • Last visit to Northfield: Sep 2004
  • Intro Updated May 9, 2016
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  • globetrott's Profile Photo
    Dec 13, 2005 at 12:34 PM

    a lovely page & great pics, Sally ! Thanks for sharing !

  • zrim's Profile Photo
    Apr 19, 2005 at 6:32 AM

    Hey! I've been to this town. LOL at the Scoville water fountain--I've never even noticed it.

  • kenHuocj's Profile Photo
    Apr 18, 2005 at 11:42 AM

    we also have a Carleton University here in Ottawa, Luanne got her Elec Engineering there, looks like Evonne will be doing economics - brains not from father ;-)))

  • matcrazy1's Profile Photo
    Mar 9, 2005 at 6:18 PM

    "For more information see the local customs tips!" --> on which page? Well, did they spend that stolen money for travels. I would :-)

  • hunterV's Profile Photo
    Sep 12, 2004 at 10:57 AM

    So much interesting history and famous present combined! I like that architecture!


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