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  • All fields: Canon City (Colo.)--1920-1930.
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    • C.S.P. personnel riot officials

    • F. E. Crawford, warden at the State Penitentiary in Canon City, Colorado, hat in hands, is flanked by men dressed in suits, jodhpurs, leather gaiters, kneepants and a bow tie. One holds goggles, another a rifle. A uniformed man with a leather...
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    • 1929
    • Old Gray Mare

    • A Colorado State Penitentiary guard in uniform looks on as a man bends over the "Old Gray Mare," a device used in Canon City, Fremont County, Colorado, at the prison, for disciplinary beatings. Rolled United States flags are on an interior shelf.
    • Rhoads, Harry Mellon, 1880 or 81-1975.
    • [between 1920 and 1930?]
    • Hanging cells

    • A man stands on a wall next to two steel gates and the stone arched entry and guard tower at the Colorado State Penitentiary in Canon City (Fremont County), Colorado. A man leans against a stone pillar near a wall that marks the entrance to the...
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    • [between 1920 and 1930?]
    • Canon City posse

    • A group of unidentified men with rifles, one in uniform and one with a sheriff's badge, pose in front of a prison cell at the Colorado State Penitentiary in Canon City, Colorado, probably during the October 3, 1929 prison break. Signs read:...
    • Rhoads, Harry Mellon, 1880 or 81-1975.
    • [October, 1929]
    • Canyon [sic] City, Colorado State Penitentiary

    • A crowd of men are gathered outside the Colorado State Penitentiary in Canon City, Colorado, probably members of the press and law enforcement during the October 3, 1929 prison break.
    • Rhoads, Harry Mellon, 1880 or 81-1975.
    • [1929]
    • Skyline Drive at Canon City

    • Top down, a 1920's automobile with passengers approaches on Skyline Drive in Canon City, Colorado. Rough stone walls flank the dirt throroughfare along the hogback running north-south just west of town. The town lies beyond; dwellings and civic...
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    • 1923?
    • Warden F. E. Crawford

    • Warden Crawford, of the State Penitentiary in Canon City, Colorado, poses in a spotted silk tie.
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    • 1927
    • Canon City High line

    • Sheer, rough rock flanks the lower end of Skyline Drive near Canon City, Colorado. A power pole tops an escarpment; an oblong object lays in the dirt road, and foothills are in the background.
    • Babberger, W.
    • [between 1920 and 1930?]
    • A.H. Davis alias James Harris, Albert Davis and Albert Harvey.

    • A. H. Davis, convict at the State Penitentiary in Canon City, Colorado, poses for his mug shot (front and profile) with a shaved head and a jacket with wide, horizontal stripes, and number card: 14847. His crime was highway robbery.
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    • [between 1930 and 1940?]
    • Artillery used during prison riot 75 millimeter fielpiece.

    • Chained to a flatbed truck at the State Penitentiary in Canon City, Colorado, is a wheel-mounted artillery, 75 millimeter field piece from the National Guard firing range in Golden. It was used during the October 3 riot after dynamite failed to...
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    • 1929
    • Investigating committee of 1929 riot : appointed by Gov.

    • Members of the committee investigating the 1929 riot at the State Penitentiary in Canon City, Colorado, wear suits and ties and sit around a wooden table. They are (l to r): George Crowder, Henry McAllister, William W. Grant, and Benjamin Hilliard,...
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    • 1929
    • Mutiny at Colo. State Penitentiary Oct. 3 1929

    • Smoke billows from the State Penitentiary in Canon City, Colorado, during a riot. Twelve inmates, led by Danny Daniels, took control of the prison, killed seven guards (four in a firing squad) and released the other prisoners. People are in the...
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    • 1929
    • Denver and Rio Grande Railroad Depot

    • The Denver and Rio Grande Railroad Depot in Canon City, Colorado, is built of brick with a hipped gable terra cotta tile roof, wide eaves, and stone trim. A steam whistle is over the entry, fronting an incised panel reading: "Canon City." Columns...
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    • [between 1920 and 1930?]
    • After the battle

    • Convicts walk in the exercise yard at Colorado State Penitentiary in Canon City (Fremont County) Colorado, after a prison riot. A cell block is in the background.
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    • 1929
    • Fremont County National Bank

    • The Fremont County National Bank, in Canon City, Colorado, is built of brick with stone quoins, columns and entablature. Incised letters in the parapet read: "Founded MDCCCLXXIV (1874), Fremont County National Bank, Erected MCMXX (1920)." A cast...
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    • [between 1920 and 1925?]
    • Rudd cabin, Canon City, Colorado

    • This hewn log cabin in Canon City, Colorado, has an exposed rock fireplace and planking in the gable. Remaining chinking is made of rock, and lumber and a bucket are against the wall.
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    • [between 1920 and 1930?]
    • Prison band at 4th of July

    • A brass band sits in a horse drawn wagon in Canon City, Colorado. The 1890 Felter building built of local rough stone is behind them. The first floor storefronts have awnings and window lettering reading: "Bancroft Hardware," and "L.W. Felter." An...
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    • [between 1920 and 1929]
    • State prison at Canon City : damaged building at riot 1929

    • Buildings at the State Penitentiary in Canon City, Colorado, are smoke blackened after the riot of 1929. The corrugated metal roof of the stone, one-story bakery is torn apart, and firehose and debris are on the ground by the two-story stone cell...
    • Rhoads, Harry Mellon, 1880 or 81-1975.
    • 1929
    • State prison cell block showing damage after 1929 riot

    • Interior pipe railed metal balconies front cell blocks at the State Penitentiary in Canon City, Colorado, after the riot of 1929. Doors are open, fire damage consists of debris and holes in the roof.
    • Rhoads, Harry Mellon, 1880 or 81-1975.
    • 1929
    • Moving prisoners state prison

    • Convicts in golf hats walk in loose formation at the State Penitentiary in Canon City, Colorado. They cross over a pipe-railed bridge over the City Ditch. A guard tower and a two-story stone cell block are in the background; men loiter around its...
    • Rhoads, Harry Mellon, 1880 or 81-1975.
    • [between 1920 and 1930?]
    • Prisoner in cell at state prison

    • Interior furnishings of this cell at the State Penitentiary in Canon City, Colorado, include framed portraits of women, a calender, a toilet kit in a pouch, a magazine rack, a bed with patterned cover, a porcelain sink, cannisters on a padlocked...
    • Rhoads, Harry Mellon, 1880 or 81-1975.
    • [between 1920 and 1930?]
    • Penrose School

    • A large group of students pose in front of their brick school house, Canon City, Colorado. May and Nelia Carter and members of the Niehans family are among the children. School bus number 1 and 50 show behind the group. The school bell shows on top...
    • Steele.
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    • West gate of prison during 1929 riot

    • Officials and uniformed armed National Guardsmen at the State Penitentiary in Canon City, Colorado, make way for an armored sedan (Colorado plates 61-161 1929). The car (with side-mounted gun) exits through a stone arch. The keystone reads: "1896;"...
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    • 1929
    • Danny Daniel's cell

    • Interior metal balcony tops the ground floor cells in the State Penitentiary in Canon City, Colorado. Blood covers the floor and wadded bedding on the floor. This cell is where Danny Daniels killed his three co- conspirators and then himself,...
    • Rhoads, Harry Mellon, 1880 or 81-1975.
    • 1929
    • Skyline Drive, Canon City, Colorado

    • Panoramic view of an automobile on Skyline Drive, a dirt road, near Canon City, Fremont County, Colorado. The road, built by convict labor, crosses a ridge. Canon City is in the distance.
    • Babberger, W.
    • [between 1920 and 1925]
    • Skyline Drive near Canon City, Colorado

    • Sightseers stand on Skyline Drive near Canon City, Colorado, next to a 1920's convertible with the top down. A similar car is in the foreground. The dirt road rises behind them, and the Wet Mountains are in the background.
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    • 1925
    • State Prison exercise yard

    • Convicts play basketball at the State Penitentiary in Canon City, Colorado. An armed guard watches from the metal roofed admissions building, with its anemometer. Hoops and backboards are mounted on the rock wall, and prisoners sit on top and lean...
    • Rhoads, Harry Mellon, 1880 or 81-1975.
    • [between 1920 and 1930?]
    • State prison inmates in prison yard

    • Convicts are in the exercise yard at the State Penitentiary in Canon City, Colorado. Prisoners loiter on stone steps leading into the sunken area. One wears a cowboy hat and one plays a banjo or ukelele. A four-story, stone cell block and wall are...
    • Rhoads, Harry Mellon, 1880 or 81-1975.
    • [between 1920 and 1930?]
    • 1929 Prison riot at Canon City

    • Guards carrying rifles and wearing ammunition belts stand outside the State Penitentiary in Canon City, Colorado, during the 1929 riot. A man in the foreground holds a camera. Others stand around a camera on a tripod, by the one-story stone shop....
    • Rhoads, Harry Mellon, 1880 or 81-1975.
    • 1929
    • Colorado State Penitentiary

    • State Penitentiary buildings in Canon City, Colorado, are two- stories with bay and barred windows.
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    • [between 1920-1929?]
    • Colorado State Prison convicts marching

    • Convicts march with arms crossed at the State Penitentiary in Canon City, Colorado. The rock wall behind them has an open gate and a faceted tower with a balcony, on which is an armed guard. Cell blocks with barred windows, power poles, and...
    • Rhoads, Harry Mellon, 1880 or 81-1975.
    • [between 1920 and 1930?]
    • Aerial view of penitentiary after riot

    • Fire gutted structures at the State Penitentiary in Canon City, Colorado, include the administration building, its flanking cell blocks, and the license plate shop. The City Ditch winds through the prison complex, and prisoners mill in the sunken...
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    • 1929
    • Administration building after riot

    • Smoke marks top the stone arched, barred windows of the administration building at the State Penitentiary in Canon City, Colorado. The blind arch in the gable of the two-story structure has the date: 1882, and is flanked by cast flourishes. An...
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    • 1929
    • Ambulance at prison riot

    • Parked outside the stone, barred, West Gate at the State Penitentiary in Canon City, Colorado, this four-door hardtop 1920's sedan has signs with crosses in the front and side windows reading: "Ambulance." The keystone in the arched gate reads:...
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    • 1929
    • Cameramen in action at State Prison (Canon City) during 1939 (sic) riot

    • Men stand around a camera on a tripod at the State Penitentiary in Canon City, Colorado, after the riot of 1929. Others are outside the open door of the stone, one-story shop building. Windows and the adjacent faceted guard tower are broken out. A...
    • Rhoads, Harry Mellon, 1880 or 81-1975.
    • 1929
    • Apple orchard maintained by the Colorado State Penitentiary

    • Inmates at the State Penitentiary orchard in Canon City, Colorado, pose among crates and tables mounded with apples. They wear long sleeved shirts, suspenders and soft hats. Guards in suits and a variety of hats oversee; a horse drawn buggy (with...
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    • [between 1920 and 1930?]
    • Cell block fire damage from riot

    • Interior two-story walls of a cell block at the State Penitentiary in Canon City, Colorado have remnants of plaster on the exposed stone. The brick gable and bars in the arched windows are intact; the roof is gone. Smoking debris clutters the...
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    • 1929
    • Cell block interior after riot

    • Metal balconies and railings front prison cells at the State Penitentiary in Canon City, Colorado. Doors are open; fire damage consists of debris and holes in the roof.
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    • 1929
    • Cell block on fire during riot

    • Flames engulf a cell block at the State Penitentiary in Canon City, Colorado. Barred windows show the fire inside, and at the second story roof line, more flame emerges from the building. A power pole, lines, and a swamp cooler front the structure....
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    • 1929
    • Colorado pen riots corridor where convicts committed suicide

    • Interior, bracketed metal and pipe railed balconies top cells at the State Penitentiary in Canon City, Colorado. Iron gates are in the brick wall; one in the foreground is open. A writing slate hangs inside the cell, and the facing floor is strewn...
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    • 1929
    • Colorado Penitentiary buildings interior riots

    • Debris covers wooden tables after the 1929 riot at the State Penitentiary in Canon City, Colorado. A guard poses in a top coat and conductor's cap with fire damaged interior stone walls behind him.
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    • 1929
    • Administration building grounds

    • Suited men lean on an urn topping the bannister at the entry of this stone building at the State Penitentiary in Canon City, Colorado. Vines cover part of the corner and downspout, and jigsawn balustrades edge the footbridge over the City Ditch. A...
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    • [between 1920 and 1930?]
    • George Reiley, alias Melvin Major, George Fuller

    • George Reiley, convict at the State Penitentiary in Canon City, Colorado, poses for his mug shot (front and profile) with a shaved head and a jacket with wide, horizontal stripes, and number card: 12720.
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    • [between 1930 and 1940?]
    • Colorado State Prison machine shop

    • At the State Penitentiary in Canon City, Colorado, men on a raised platform turn the crank of a hand-powered drill press; a uniformed guard poses nearby. Screens, an open-end wrench, a poker and ash shovel hang on the walls.
    • Rhoads, Harry Mellon, 1880 or 81-1975.
    • [between 1920 and 1930?]
    • Canon City State Penitentiary

    • State Penitentiary complex, in Canon City Colorado, consists of stone and brick buildings and an enclosing wall with faceted towers. The City Ditch cuts through, and in the background are the quarried hogback that provided the stone for the prison....
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    • 1920?
    • Outside west gate

    • Shouldering rifles, officials and uniformed guards consort outside the west gate of the prison during the 1929 insurrection at the State Penitentiary in Canon City, Colorado. A man holds a bloody piece of fabric; others stand by the one-story,...
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    • 1929

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