Lock Down: Lawmen, Outlaws and Frontier Justice in Jackson County, Missouri

David W. Jackson, director of archives and education for the Jackson County Historical Society, will discuss the earliest Jackson County jails and share stories about the men and women who lived on both sides of the barred windows and doors.
Westport Historical Society Speaker Series
Saturday, October 12, 2013
2:00pm @ Westport Branch

The need for frontier justice was obvious from the origination of Jackson County in 1826. This presentation will discuss the earliest Jackson County jails, including data on the men and women who lived on both sides of the barred windows and doors. A book by the same title will be available for $10 a copy, and the presenter and author will be available for book signing at the reception afterwards.

David W. Jackson
is Director of Archives and Education for the Jackson County Historical Society. He is a director of The Orderly Pack Rat, an historical research and consulting service he founded in 1996. His belief and practice is to encourage personal and organizational awareness in historical archives, while emphasizing the significance of documenting our daily activities as history.

Jackson has more than 40 years of experience in personal manuscript collection. His childhood hobby of genealogy initiated at age 11, became the catalyst and inspiration for his future career.

A reception for the speaker follows at The Harris Kearney House, 40th & Baltimore.