The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford Setting & Symbolism

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Adairville, Kentucky

The Hite brothers are from Adairville, Kentucky.

Independence Hill

Jesse James and the gang rob a train in Independence Hill; it's the first robbery of which Bob Ford is a part.

Fairfax County, Virginia

Bob and Charley grow up in Fairfax County, Virginia.

Rulo, Nebraska

Jesse's mother lives in Rulo, Nebraska when Jesse is shot by Union soldiers.

Russellville

Dick rents a room in Russellville to carry on an affair with Wood's stepmother.

Kansas City

Kansas City is where Henry Craig first meets Bob Ford.

The Times Building

Henry Craig has his offices in The Times Building.

The House on the Hill

The house Jesse rents in St. Joseph where he feels secure because of the extended view is called The House on the Hill. It's where he is killed.

St. Joseph

St. Joseph is where Jesse James is living with his family when Bob Ford...

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