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Celebrating Jesse James Days with a nod to the ‘defeat’ part

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I love it how the Northfield Historical Society and the DJJD committee are sneaky smart. Yes, they make sure we celebrate the ‘defeat’ part of the Defeat of Jesse James Days, especially with tributes to Joseph Lee Heywood.

But we all know—wink-wink—that the outlaws are the real draw. Heh.

A special preview of the beer will be made available during the Northfield Historical Society’s Outlaw Run motorcycle rally on August 27.

Hopefully, Outlaw Run participants will drink responsibly (for me on a motorcycle, that means non-alcoholic beer) and no one will bungle their ride.

But let’s give props to both the Northfield Historical Society and the DJJD committee for increasingly finding more ways for people celebrate the true fun part of DJJD: mayhem!  And no, I’m not being sarcastic.

Update 8/26:

More progress: The new line of shirts on sale at the Northfield Historical Society Rare Pair don’t use the word ‘defeat’ at all, just the phrase “Jesse James Days.”

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