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A piece of Jesse James real estate history set to cross the auction block

November 7, 2018—Most people have heard of Jesse James, the notorious outlaw whose gang robbed banks, stagecoaches and trains across the Midwest in the later 1800s. Many even know that the Jesse James family farm where he grew up is a museum in Kearney. But now, the adjoining farm where Jesse and his gang were thought to have shot Daniel Askew, the purported snitch to the Pinkerton detective agency, is scheduled to cross the auction block.

Jesse James Farm

Across the creek and up the hill from the James house was an adjoining farm and the home of Daniel Askew. Out back of the old farmhouse are the remnants of the original well which reports say was the spot Askew met his fate in 1875.

While historical events don’t change, ownership of this unique site is about to. This Clay County farm is scheduled to be sold at auction on Nov. 8, 2018, with online bidding ending at 1 p.m. Cates Auction & Realty Co., Inc. is handling the sale.

This now peaceful and pristine 103-acre farm with two homes and multiple outbuildings is being offered in six tracts from 10 to 48 acres. Properties are located at 16408–16800 Old BB Hwy, Kearney, MO 64060.

The new owners will enjoy country living close to town on beautiful acreage with paved roads, rolling meadows, gorgeous views, four ponds, fenced pastures that back to woods, or a winding creek and the James Farm. These hard-to-find acreage tracts are perfect for a dream home, horses, cattle, farming, recreation or investment.

“Rare opportunities to own a piece of history like this don’t come along every day,” says Cates Auction President and Broker, Jeff Cates.

For more information contact Jeff at 816-781-1134 or for photos and property details visit their website at

By Standard Staff •

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