Editor says, what if Jesse James had survived? muses Jeff Provine on the This Day in Alternate History web site. Please note that the opinions expressed in this post do not necessarily reflect the views of the author(s).
Editor says, in reality Bob Ford shot Jesse James in the back of the head. He and his brother surrendered, were convicted of murder, and then pardoned. Frank was later acquitted of his crimes and lived his life quietly. Oscar Wilde narrowly missed meeting Jesse James. Later, Wilde attempted a libel case against Queensberry due to accusations of sodomy, but he lost the case and was sentenced to two years hard labor for "gross indecency". Editorial comments are entered in [light green] typeface.