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  • All fields: Canon City (Colo.)--1950-1960.
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    • Opening school

    • Men in suits and a uniformed guard pose at the State Penitentiary in Canon City, Colorado. They have pens and glasses in their pockets; behind them are bleachers, windows, and a music stand.
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    • 1959
    • Prison officers

    • Uniformed officers at the State Penitentiary in Canon City, Colorado, pose with their hats over their hearts. A rock wall, partly covered by virginia creeper, is behind them.
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    • 1950
    • Oren Doolan deputy warden

    • Seated at his desk, the Deputy Warden of the State Penitentiary in Canon City, Colorado, reads a sheet of paper. He has pens in his pocket, and on the desk are a telephone, papers, a glass ashtray and a name plaque.
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    • Wayne Patterson and Harry Tinsley

    • Harry Tinsley, Warden at the State Penitentiary in Canon City, Colorado, smokes a cigarette, wears a suit, tie, ring and wristwatch. Wayne K. Patterson, then Executive Director Colorado Parole Deptartment and future prison warden, wears a spotted...
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    • 1958
    • Canon City abbots

    • Abbots in Canon City, Colorado, pose in vestments with a stone gothic arch and entablature behind them. Both wear eyeglasses, one wears a cross on a chain.
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    • [between 1950 and 1960?]
    • C.S.P. prison firing range

    • Suited men, accompanied by a uniformed guard or soldier aim their pistols at arm's length. They are in a field at the State Penitentiary in Canon City, Colorado. A tractor is on the road in the background.
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    • [between 1950 and 1960?]
    • Officer Payne, Anderson, Morley, Smith, Madison, Med. security

    • Uniformed guards at the State Penitentiary in Canon City, Colorado, pose in a landscaped area of the prison grounds. They wear sidearms and ammunition belts, ties, and fedoras. The rusticated stone wall behind them has a factory window.
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    • 1952
    • First graduating class G.E.D. Certificates June 1958

    • Photos of graduates of the Colorado State Penitentiary G.E.D. class in Canon City, Colorado, are arranged on display board and identified as follows (L to R): J. A. Smalley, J. B. Sherbondy, E. R. Cain, R.L.M. Mora, D. A. Valenzuela, E. C....
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    • 1958
    • Exterior of old kitchen

    • Stone and concrete buildings at the State Penitentiary in Canon City, Colorado, have hipped gable roofs, vent stacks, factory windows, roll up sectional garage doors, rain gutters and downspouts. A pediment tops the entry; letters on it read "CSP...
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    • 1950
    • New hospital construction

    • Plank bridges cross trenches at the State Penitentiary in Canon City, Colorado. Lumber, sections of pipe, concrete forms and wheelbarrows dot the area; some men work, others look on. A stone, three-story cell block with barred windows, walls, chain...
    • Baker, Fred R.
    • 1957
    • Cellhouse #1 built in 1951

    • Three-story, concrete buildings at the State Penitentiary in Canon City, Colorado, have barred windows, downspouts, and electric lights topping the pediments. Men sit on the lawn in the corner by a wooden box, and a rough stone wall is in the...
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    • [between 1951 and 1960?]
    • Prison tour

    • Men in suits and a uniformed prison guard stand outside of barred cells at the State Penitentiary in Canon City, Colorado. Metal balconies above them have pipe railings and serve more barred cells. Sun comes through the factory windows behind them...
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    • [between 1950 and 1960?]
    • Women's crew for new prison hired by Patterson

    • Female prison guards at the State Penitentiary in Canon City, Colorado, pose in topcoats with prison insignia patches on their shoulders. They wear a variety of shoes, and behind them are metal doors and walls.
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    • [between 1950 and 1960?]
    • Bird in a gilded cage

    • Holding a parakeet on her finger, this female inmate at the State Penitentiary in Canon City, Colorado, aims a kiss at its beak. A potted philodendron and toothbrush are on the interior sill; bars and screen block the window.
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    • 1959
    • Abbey school, Canon City

    • Aerial view of the Abbey School in Canon City, Colorado, shows the complex of Tudor style stone and brick buildings, featuring bays, dormers, faceted towers, an arcade, landscaping, gothic windows, a swimming pool, tennis court, and parking. A...
    • Baker, Fred R.
    • 1956 May 27
    • D wing building of medium security unit 56

    • Aerial view of the medium security facility complex at the State Penitentiary in Canon City, Colorado. Buildings are surrounded by construction debris. A tilled field is across a dirt road, and a gambrel roofed barn is labelled: "Midway." Other...
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    • [between 1956 and 1960?]
    • Aerial view of State Penitentiary

    • Buildings, walls and guard towers at the State Penitentiary complex in Canon City, Colorado, are included in this aerial view. The City Ditch cuts through the wall by the West Gate, and goes underground by Cell Block #7. Structures have been...
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    • [between 1950 and 1960?]
    • Canon City diners

    • Men sit in a restaurant in Canon City, Colorado. One is in a striped shirt with a pencil over his ear, the other wears a toy derby with a nametag on it reading "Pete." Plastic cups, squeeze mustard bottle, napkin holder, salt and pepper shakers,...
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    • 1957
    • Cell house #1

    • Three-stories of interior pipe railed metal balconies and barred cells converge into the glare of a factory window in Cellhouse 1 at the State Penitentiary in Canon City, Colorado. Skylights in the ceiling flank a catwalk. A porcelain tub, a...
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    • [between 1950 and 1960?]
    • Old C block

    • Men look at the two-story, rusticated stone walls of the old "C" block at the State Penitentiary in Canon City, Colorado. The windows are boarded over and show smoke damage. A new, concrete cell block adjoins; it has barred windows, turban vents...
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    • 1950
    • Cell house 3 - gas chamber on top

    • Cellhouse 3, at the State Penitentiary in Canon City, Colorado, made of concrete has barred windows and a flat roof with wide eaves. Centered over the slightly projecting entry, the smaller third floor is topped by a vent pipe; it houses the gas...
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    • 1955
    • James Sherbondy

    • Career criminal "Mad Dog" Sherbondy reads a newspaper in his prison cell at the State Penitentiary in Canon City, Colorado. First convicted in 1937 of murdering a Sheriff, Sherbondy died in a shootout on the sidewalk in front of the Denver Post in...
    • Smith, Karol.
    • 1950

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