Film shot in Jacksonville airs next month
"Jesse James' Hidden Treasure," a documentary on the infamous outlaw that includes scenes shot in Jacksonville, will air at 8 p.m. Nov. 9 and midnight Nov. 10 on the History Channel.
The U.S. Hotel, the Beekman Bank, the Beekman House and Hanley Farm provided backdrops for the film, which was shot in August by Screaming Flea Productions of Seattle.
By the time Jesse James was killed in 1882, he'd stolen more than $1.5 million, according to some estimates — gold, coins and cash that could be worth more than $50 million today. History often paints James as a clever outlaw who stole money to finance a lavish criminal lifestyle, but a team of treasure hunters featured in the documentary believe James may actually have been secreting away large sums of wealth in order to finance one of the most clandestine secret societies in American history.
— Staff reports