"Jesse James' Grave in Mt. Olivet Cemetery" Kearney Things to Do Tip by basstbn

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Jesse James' body was exhumed from its resting place on the family farm in 1902 and re-buried (in a new casket) at Mt. Olivet Cemetery. Remaining pieces of the original casket can be viewed at the museum at the Farmstead.

The outlaw's grave was again disturbed in the 1990s as a group of forensic experts dug him up to do DNA testing to make certain that really is Jesse James' remains. The findings were better than 99% positive. Some skeptics still think it's a hoax.

Directions: Mt Olivet Cemetery is located on Missouri Highway 92 in Kearney.

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  • Written Jul 26, 2003
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