cliff355 said:Interesting point. According to Websters, it is one of many units of measure based on the length of a human step. In MN it is usually one step, but possibly two in Missouri.
A couple of very observant and elderly ladies gave me the tour of the James farm and noticed my MN plates immediately. They asked where I was from, which at the time happened to be Northfield, MN. Frank tried shooting the place up with limited success during his career and they were very familiar with the story. I was able to confirm for them that the bullet holes in the old bank building are still there and circled in black paint. The James farm is well worth a visit if you are ever down that way IMHO - very good exhibit.
"It started long before in the bloody civil war- and the legend still remains. Of the yankees on the run and the glory and the guns of the rebel brothers Frank and Jesse James. Jesse had a wife to mourn for his life. 3 children they were brave. But Bob Ford's pistol ball nailed old Jessie to the wall and they laid Jesse James in his grave."
Cliff in college in Forestry they told us to calibrate our pace for rough estimates and they told us a pace was 2 steps. That's where I got it.:thumbup: