Jesse James Days to be celebrated
GOOD THUNDER — Songs and stories of the Old West
are part of Jesse James Days 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday July 5,
2005 grand opening at Arnie
Lillo’s in rural Good Thunder.
Author Jack Kobles will sign copies of his books and Lee Johnson
will demonstrate stilt walking. Food vendors will be on site.
The Jesse James Theme Park is six miles south of Mankato, off of
Blue Earth County Road 16.
thought this would be a hobby,”
quality of work is priceless”
takes a real talent and a lot of time”
will spend whatever time it takes to get it right.”
excited look on the little boy’s face made my day.”
The Jesse James Theme Park is
the first ever of its kind in the nation. It is hand crafted
with life size individual metal cut outs of the 1876 real life
horses and characters, and tells the story of what happened to
the Jesse James gang while they were in this area of Minnesota.
From riding into Northfield, to robbing the bank, to leaving
town, to the capture of the remaining gang members near Madelia,
the full story is told precisely as Minnesota history knows it
to be. But uniquely illustrated in metal artwork.