- Located near three State parks and several historical sites, such as Gads Hill, where the notorious Frank and Jesse James gang staged the world's second train robbery in 1874. 5 mi W of Piedmont, or 100 mi S of St. Louis via US 67, then W on MO 34.
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Number of People Encountered: 0-10 ppl Recommend to a Friend: Highly Report: When visiting the Clearwater Lake / Black River Recreation areas, a good stopping point is Gads Hill. Six miles North of Piedmont, Jesse James held the first train robbery in Missouri (1874) here, and is now the site of Gads Hill Pub & Gill - a great stop-off for a bite to eat and cold drink.