Looking Back

I wanted to share with you, one of many memories I have of my late mother; author and great granddaughter of the outlaw Jesse James, Betty Dorsett Duke, who passed away in 2015.  I’ve spent a lot of time looking back through the years and remembering her; helping her research and watching her write three books proving that Jesse James faked his death and lived the remainder of his life on a farm in Blevins, Texas.

In remembering her, I wanted to share some photos from an interview she was pleased to participate in several years ago with former Texas Attorney General, Waggoner Carr, and TV producer, news anchor, and investigative reporter, Bill Kurtis regarding my great, great grandfather, the outlaw Jesse James. The interview and photos were on location at the Mustang Cafe in Dallas, TX about a year or two before Waggoner Carr passed away.

Bill Kurtis' Interview with Betty Dorsett Duke and Waggoner Carr  regarding Jesse James
L to R: Bill Kurtis, Betty Dorsett Duke, Waggoner Carr

Bill Kurtis’ interview with author Betty Dorsett Duke and former Texas Attorney General Waggoner Carr regarding Jesse James.



 

Bill Kurtis Interviewing Betty Dorsett Duke regarding Betty's great grandfather, Jesse James
L to R: Crew member, Bill Kurtis, Betty Dorsett Duke

Bill Kurtis interviewing author Betty Dorsett Duke, regarding her great grandfather, Jesse James.



 

Bill Kurtis Interviewing former Texas Attorney General, Waggoner Carr regarding Jesse James
L to R: Waggoner Carr, Bill Kurtis

Bill Kurtis Interviewing former Texas Attorney General, Waggoner Carr, regarding Jesse James.



 

Bill Kurtis, Betty Dorsett Duke & Waggoner Carr talking over lunch at the Mustang Cafe in Dallas, TX
L to R: Betty Dorsett Duke, Bill Kurtis

Bill Kurtis and Betty Dorsett Duke speaking with former Texas Attorney General, Waggoner Carr at the Mustang Cafe in Dallas, TX.