Author Visit: Wayne Fanebust to Discuss Chasing Frank and Jesse James

Sioux Falls author Wayne Fanebust will discuss his new book, Chasing Frank and Jesse James: The Bungled Northfield Bank Robbery and the Long Manhunt at the Downtown Library, 200 North Dakota Avenue, Tuesday, May 22, 2018, 7 to 8 p.m.

The infamous James brothers are among the best-known outlaws of the Wild West. They and their gang robbed stage coaches, banks, and trains in Missouri and surrounding states.

But it was the botched bank robbery in Northfield, Minnesota, followed by an improbable escape through Minnesota, Dakota, and Iowa, that made them legendary figures. Fanebust’s book includes the gang’s legendary jump across Devil’s Gulch near present-day Garretson.

This program is made possible by the South Dakota Humanities Council, an affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities.

If an ADA accommodation is needed, please contact the Human Relations Office at 605‑367‑8745 (voice), 605-367-7039 (TTY) or at least 72 hours before the event.

For more information, please call Siouxland Libraries’ Downtown Library, 367-8700, or visit



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