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    • Responding to the 1947 break from the State Penitentiary in Canon City, Colorado, National Guardsmen surround a 1930's hardtop sedan. They wear helmets, double-breasted top coats, and carry automatic and semi- automatic machine guns. Snow covers...
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    • Colorado Penitentiary break of 1947 Joe Colgan

    • Joe Colgan aims the hand-built shotgun used in the 1947 escape from the State Penitentiary in Canon City, Colorado. He wears a jacket, plaid muffler, guard cap, spectacles, and has a cigarette in his mouth. Framed pictures and drapes are on the...
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    • 1948
    • Pressing the search for James Sherbondy

    • Responding to an escape from the State Penitentiary, in Canon City, Colorado, these soldiers carry rifles (one with a telescopic sight.) They wear helmets, double breasted trenchcoats, or fur lined jackets. One crouches over a pile of sticks; snow...
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    • Colorado prison break

    • Laying inside of a soft top truck after his 1947 escape and recapture from the State Penitentiary in Canon City, John Smalley is flanked by crouching men in winter coats. The interior dashboard has "Willy's" embossed in the center over gauges.
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    • Richard F. Heilman

    • Heilman, recaptured after the 1947 escape from the State Penitentiary in Canon City, Colorado, has a rifle aimed at his blood spattered, half shaved head. His hand, wounded by gunshot, is wrapped in bloody rags; he sits holding it. The guard...
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    • Schwarzmiller captured after his break in 1947

    • Werner Carl Schwartzmiller lays on the floor of Warden Best's office, recaptured after leading the break from the State Penitentiary in Canon City, Colorado. A paper matchbook, paper cup, and the shoes of his captors surround him.
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    • Colorado penitentiary break 1947

    • Laying on a wadded, pinstriped prison mattress at the State Penitentiary in Canon City, Colorado, this recaptured escapee has his hand to his mouth. Men write on pads of paper; one wears a baseball cap. A man in a tweed jacket and smoking a...
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    • Died toward Ransk guard in uniform

    • Orville J. Turley, escapee from the State Penitentiary in Canon City, Colorado, lays dead in the snow. Convicted for the 1915 murder of Emma G. Wise in Denver, this was how his second escape attempt ended. Men in Fedoras and trenchcoats and guards...
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    • Colorado Penitentiary break 1947 Werner Schwarzmiller, convict

    • Werner Carl Schwartzmiller, recaptured after leading the break from the State Penitentiary in Canon City, Colorado, glares as Warden Roy Best pulls his shirt. Blood on his head, face and clothes is the result of hammer blows dealt by Mrs. Oliver,...
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    • Colorado penitentiary escapees

    • R. L. Freeman (kidnapper) is escorted by guards after his escape with 11 other inmates from the State Penitentiary in Canon City, Colorado. His hair is close cropped and partly shaved; his pants and shirt have stencilled numbers. The guards dressed...
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    • Colorado penitentiary escapes

    • Guards carry a slumping convict (R. L. Freeman, kidnapper) through interior barred gates at the State Penitentiary in Canon City, Colorado. Snow is on their pants, shoes and hats. Men stand in the foreground; one holds a cigar.
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