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James show shooting in Jacksonville

A two-hour documentary on the outlaw Jesse James is being filmed in and around Jacksonville this week.

The U.S. Hotel, the Beekman Bank, the Beekman House and Hanley Farm will be used as backdrops for the program shot by Screaming Flea Productions of Seattle, Wash, said Daniel Perry, museum manager for the Southern Oregon Historical Society.

Screaming Flea produces non-fiction and reality television programs.

The not-yet-titled documentary is slated to air this fall on the History Channel. It will explore new questions about the life of the famous outlaw, examining whether James was more than just a bandit. The show also will shed new light on his importance as a political figure during the rough times of reconstruction, said Perry.

Today's filming will occur at the U.S. Hotel in Jacksonville. Wednesday and Thursday, the crew will shoot at Hanley Farm. Friday shooting will resume in Jacksonville at the Beekman Bank.

The public is invited to come out and watch the filming, he said.

— Sanne Specht