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    • Warden A. Rudd

    • Bearded Warden A. Rudd at the State Penitentiary in Canon City, Colorado, poses in a suit and tie and wears a beard.
    • Prison wardens--Colorado--Canon City--1870-1880.; Canon City (Colo.)--1870-1880.; Rudd, A.; Colorado State Penitentiary.
    • 1874
    • The Colorado State Penitentiary in 1878, showing the first stone wall

    • The penitentiary complex in Canon City, Colorado, consists of a pair of three-story structures (one with a mansard roof) and the surrounding wall and tower, with a gated arch in the foreground. All are of random ashlar stone. Trees front the main...
    • Canon City (Colo.)--1880-1890.; Prisons--Colorado--Canon City--1880-1890.; Colorado State Penitentiary.
    • 1878
    • State Penitentiary convicts excavating for the Water Works

    • Convicts of the State Penitentiary in Canon City Colorado, wear striped prison uniforms and pose with shovels. They stand behind a rock wall among wheelbarrows and boards. Men in suits oversee; a shed, trees, and hills are in the background.
    • Canon City (Colo.)--1880-1890.; Prison laborers--Colorado--Canon City--1880-1890.; Colorado State Penitentiary.
    • 1880
    • Canon City about 1883

    • Looking northeast at Canon City, Colorado, the State Penitentiary is a complex of two-story stone buildings with gable roofs and a surrounding wall with corner towers. Tents and piles of ties are next to tracks of the Denver and Rio Grande Western...
    • Canon City (Colo.)--1880-1890.; Prisons--Colorado--Canon City--1880-1890.; Colorado State Penitentiary.; Denver and Rio Grande Western Railroad Company.
    • 1883
    • Canon City

    • The penitentiary complex in Canon City, Colorado, consists of a pair of three-story structures (one with a mansard roof) and the surrounding wall and tower. All are of random ashlar stone. Laundry hangs between poles in the enclosure, flat roofed...
    • Canon City (Colo.)--1880-1890.; Prisons--Colorado--Canon City--1880-1890.; Colorado State Penitentiary.
    • 1883
    • Colorado State Penitentiary about 1884

    • The State Penitentiary in Canon City, Colorado, consists of three-story stone buildings surrounded by stone walls, with a square corner tower. The two-story Administration Building is built into the wall, and has arched windows, and a cottage roof...
    • Canon City (Colo.)--1880-1890.; Prisons--Colorado--Canon City--1880-1890.; Colorado State Penitentiary.
    • 1884
    • Deputy Warden and inside residence

    • Posing in a wicker chair, the uniformed Deputy Warden of the State Penitentiary in Canon City, Colorado, rests his arm on a carved wood table with crystal ball and a statue of a man and a woman on it. Interior details include a portrait of a woman,...
    • Prison wardens--Colorado--Canon City--1890-1900.; Canon City (Colo.)--1890-1900.; Interiors.; Colorado State Penitentiary.
    • 1890
    • Old gray mare

    • Bent over a wooden, upholstered frame, a prisoner at the State Penitentiary in Canon City, Colorado, wears patched, horizontally striped prison pants. His ankles are shackled, and a man in a vest, gold chain and cowboy hat swings a hinged paddle,...
    • Canon City (Colo.)--1890-1900.; Beating--Colorado--Canon City--1890-1900.; Prisoners--Colorado--Canon City--1890-1900.; Colorado State Penitentiary.
    • 1890?
    • Canon City Composer's Club

    • Men and women of the Composer's Club of Canon City, Colorado, pose wearing cravats, oversized buttons, puff shoulders, a variety of fabrics, feathers, pleats, ruffles and applique.
    • Canon City (Colo.)--1890-1900.; Composers--Colorado--Canon City--1890-1900.
    • 1897
    • Cell house #2

    • The interior of cell house number two at the State Penitentiary in Canon City, Colorado, has two floors of bracketed balconies, with open, barred doors; each has a number sign at the lock. Cables stretch up from the railings, and a man in a suit...
    • Canon City (Colo.)--1900-1910.; Cells--Colorado--Canon City--1900-1910.; Interiors.; Prisons--Colorado--Canon City--1900-1910.; Colorado State Penitentiary.
    • 1900
    • West gate

    • Stone walls at the State Penitentiary in Canon City, Colorado, have barred sash windows and a gate with iron fasteners. A frame guard shack with a stovepipe tops the wall; a man looks from the window. A faceted stone tower with sash windows and a...
    • Canon City (Colo.)--1900-1910.; Prisons--Colorado--Canon City--1900-1910.; Stone walls--Colorado--Canon City--1900-1910.; Colorado State Penitentiary.
    • 1900
    • Women's cell

    • The interior of this cell at the State Penitentiary in Canon City, Colorado, has a steamer trunk and an iron bed. A wooden dresser with a mirror and brass drawer pulls has items on it including portrait photographs, a brush and comb, books, keys, a...
    • Canon City (Colo.)--1900-1910.; Cells--Colorado--Canon City--1900-1910.; Interiors.; Prisons--Colorado--Canon City--1900-1910.; Colorado State Penitentiary.
    • 1900
    • Colorado State Penitentiary, Canon City

    • State Penitentiary complex in Canon City, Colorado, consists of stone buildings and walls with faceted corner lookout towers. A spur of the Denver and Rio Grande Western Railroad crosses the City Ditch in the foreground, by a guard tower and stacks...
    • Canon City (Colo.)--1900-1910.; Aerial views.; Prisons--Colorado--Canon City--1900-1910.; Colorado State Penitentiary.
    • 1900
    • Old front entrance closed 1960's

    • The three-story entrance building at the State Penitentiary in Canon City, Colorado, is made of rusticated stone with barred sash windows, an open porch serving the first and second floors, and bracketed eaves. Loudspeakers top the porch, and the...
    • Canon City (Colo.)--1900-1910.; Prisons--Colorado--Canon City--1900-1910.; Colorado State Penitentiary.
    • 1900
    • Convicts in line

    • Convicts at the State Penitentiary in Canon City, Colorado, wear uniforms marked with wide, horizontal stripes. They stand in a line, each with his hands on the shoulders of the man in front of him. A uniformed guard in a double breasted jacket and...
    • Canon City (Colo.)--1900-1910.; Prison uniforms--Colorado--Canon City--1900-1910.; Prisoners--Colorado--Canon City--1900-1910.; Colorado State Penitentiary.
    • 1900
    • The dairy and hog barns with the hogback in the background

    • Two-story stone barns at the State Penitentiary in Canon City, Colorado, have a shingle, hipped gable roof, brick chimneys, and adjoining silos with conical roofs and elevators. Iron "S" brackets line the brick wing, and rock walls and wooden gates...
    • Canon City (Colo.)--1900-1910.; Barns--Colorado--Canon City--1900-1910.; Prisons--Colorado--Canon City--1900-1910.; Colorado State Penitentiary.
    • 1900?
    • Pre 1910 old administration bldg - band on left 4 dignitaries

    • In the yard of the prison in Canon City, Colorado, a group poses at the edge of the rock walled canal by a power pole. The men are in suits with derby hats; the women's outfits include fluted collars, gloves, flowered hats and a tam o' shanter with...
    • Canon City (Colo.)--1910-1920.; Prisons--Colorado--Canon City--1910-1920.; Colorado State Penitentiary.
    • 1910
    • Coal wagon brought from mine for riot from Royal Gorge mine operated by prison

    • A Black man holds the reins of this horse-drawn coal wagon at the State Penitentiary in Canon City, Colorado. Behind him is the old stone Administration Building, with its extruded joints and arched, barred windows.
    • Horse-drawn vehicles--Colorado--Canon City--1910-1920.; Canon City (Colo.)--1910-1920.; Prisons--Colorado--Canon City--1910-1920.; Colorado State Penitentiary.
    • 1914
    • Const of old admin. bldg.

    • Rusticated stone and a hipped-gable metal roof finish the administration building at the State Penitentiary in Canon City, Colorado. The projecting entry is on the second floor at ground level; the basement is faced by a retaining wall. Barred...
    • Canon City (Colo.)--1910-1920.; Construction--Colorado--Canon City--1910-1920.; Prisons--Colorado--Canon City--1910-1920.; Colorado State Penitentiary.
    • 1914
    • Old 1915 women's inst.

    • This cell-block interior at the State Penitentiary in Canon City, Colorado, is illuminated by windows on both floors of the back wall, with potted plants in the upper ones. Bracketed balconies serve barred doors on the second floor, and steam...
    • Canon City (Colo.)--1910-1920.; Cells--Colorado--Canon City--1910-1920.; Prisons--Colorado--Canon City--1910-1920.; Colorado State Penitentiary.
    • 1915
    • Road camp

    • Inmates of the State Penitentiary in Canon City, Colorado, pose in front of white canvas tents at their road building camp. Cylinders or pipe sections are lined up on the hill behind them, and in the background are trees, rocks and bluffs.
    • Canon City (Colo.)--1910-1920.; Prisoners--Colorado--Canon City--1910-1920.; Colorado State Penitentiary.
    • 1916
    • Prison road building tents

    • White canvas tents of the State Penitentiary road building camp in Canon City, Colorado, are at the base of a rocky, scrub dotted bluff. Grazing horses and a water wagon are next to them; railroad tracks and power poles and lines are in the...
    • Canon City (Colo.)--1910-1920.; Tents--Colorado--Canon City--1910-1920.; Colorado State Penitentiary.
    • 1916
    • Prison hospital

    • Black and white convicts lie in cots in the hospital at the State Penitentiary in Canon City, Colorado. The walls are partly tiled; electric lights and a steam radiator furnish the interior.
    • Canon City (Colo.)--1910-1920.; Interiors.; Prison hospitals--Colorado--Canon City--1910-1920.; Prisoners--Colorado--Canon City--1910-1920.; Colorado State Penitentiary.
    • 1918
    • Meal at road camp

    • Men (one Black) at the State Penitentiary road building camp in Canon City, Colorado, sit around a plank table laden with enamelware and food. Some wear suits and ties; three stand in back against a wall. Two wear aprons, one wears a suit and a...
    • Canon City (Colo.)--1910-1920.; Eating & drinking--Colorado--Canon City--1910-1920.; Prisoners--Colorado--Canon City--1910-1920.; Colorado State Penitentiary.
    • 1918
    • Colorado penitentiary interior

    • Inmates (one Black) and officials at the State Penitentiary in Canon City, Colorado, pose among metalworking machines with rollers, flywheels and belted pulleys. An axle mounted on an interior wall drives a drill press and a stamp mill, which has...
    • Canon City (Colo.)--1910-1920.; Interiors.; Metalworking--Colorado--Canon City--1910-1920.; Prisoners--Colorado--Canon City--1910-1920.; Colorado State Penitentiary.
    • 1918
    • 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....
    • Canon City (Colo.)--1920-1930.; Prisons--Colorado--Canon City--1920-1930.; Colorado State Penitentiary.
    • 1920?
    • Warden F. E. Crawford

    • Warden Crawford, of the State Penitentiary in Canon City, Colorado, poses in a spotted silk tie.
    • Prison wardens--Colorado--Canon City--1920-1930.; Canon City (Colo.)--1920-1930.; Crawford, F. E.; Colorado State Penitentiary.
    • 1927
    • Warden Boone Best

    • Studio bust portrait of Boone Best, Democratic representative to the Colorado Legislature and later Warden of the Colorado State Penitentiary. Best wears a matching striped coat and vest, and a bow tie.
    • Prison wardens--Colorado--1920-1930.; Legislators--Colorado--1920-1930.; Best, Boone.
    • 1927 February
    • Hearses waiting for remains at Canon City's state prison : from the riot of 1929

    • Hearses and men are outside the West Gate of the State Penitentiary in Canon City, Colorado, after the riot of 1929. Three guards were killed in battle, and four were held hostage and shot by inmates. Five convicts died; three were killed by Danny...
    • Canon City (Colo.)--1920-1930.; Hearses--Colorado--Canon City--1920-1930.; Prison riots--Colorado--Canon City--1920-1930.; Colorado State Penitentiary.
    • 1929
    • 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....
    • Canon City (Colo.)--1920-1930.; Prison guards--Colorado--Canon City--1920-1930.; Prison riots--Colorado--Canon City--1920-1930.; Colorado State Penitentiary.
    • 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...
    • Canon City (Colo.)--1920-1930.; Fires--Colorado--Canon City--1920-1930.; Prison riots--Colorado--Canon City--1920-1930.; Colorado State Penitentiary.
    • 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.
    • Canon City (Colo.)--1920-1930.; Fires--Colorado--Canon City--1920-1930.; Interiors.; Prison riots--Colorado--Canon City--1920-1930.; Colorado State Penitentiary.
    • 1929
    • 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...
    • Canon City (Colo.)--1920-1930.; Fires--Colorado--Canon City--1920-1930.; Prison riots--Colorado--Canon City--1920-1930.; Colorado State Penitentiary.
    • 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...
    • Canon City (Colo.)--1920-1930.; Fires--Colorado--Canon City--1920-1930.; Prison riots--Colorado--Canon City--1920-1930.; Colorado State Penitentiary.
    • 1929
    • 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;"...
    • Canon City (Colo.)--1920-1930.; Hearses--Colorado--Canon City--1920-1930.; Militias--Colorado--Canon City--1920-1930.; Prison riots--Colorado--Canon City--1920-1930.; Colorado State Penitentiary.
    • 1929
    • 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.
    • Canon City (Colo.)--1920-1930.; Prisoners--Colorado--Canon City--1920-1930.; Colorado State Penitentiary.
    • 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:...
    • Canon City (Colo.)--1920-1930.; Ambulances--Colorado--Canon City--1920-1930.; Prisons--Colorado--Canon City--1920-1930.; Colorado State Penitentiary.
    • 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,...
    • Canon City (Colo.)--1920-1930.; Interiors.; Prison riots--Colorado--Canon City--1920-1930.; Colorado State Penitentiary.
    • 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...
    • Canon City (Colo.)--1920-1930.; Fires--Colorado--Canon City--1920-1930.; Prison riots--Colorado--Canon City--1920-1930.; Colorado State Penitentiary.
    • 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...
    • Canon City (Colo.)--1920-1930.; Prison riots--Colorado--Canon City--1920-1930.; Dubois, Jean.; Colorado State Penitentiary.
    • 1929
    • 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...
    • Prison wardens--Colorado--Canon City--1920-1930.; Canon City (Colo.)--1920-1930.; Prison riots--Colorado--Canon City--1920-1930.; Colorado State Penitentiary.
    • 1929
    • 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...
    • Canon City (Colo.)--1920-1930.; Artillery (Weaponry)--Colorado--Canon City--1920-1930.; Prison riots--Colorado--Canon City--1920-1930.; Colorado State Penitentiary.
    • 1929
    • 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...
    • Canon City (Colo.)--1920-1930.; Fires--Colorado--Canon City--1920-1930.; Prison riots--Colorado--Canon City--1920-1930.; Colorado State Penitentiary.
    • 1929
    • 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,...
    • Canon City (Colo.)--1920-1930.; Prison guards--Colorado--Canon City--1920-1930.; Prison riots--Colorado--Canon City--1920-1930.; Colorado State Penitentiary.
    • 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.
    • Canon City (Colo.)--1920-1930.; Fires--Colorado--Canon City--1920-1930.; Prison riots--Colorado--Canon City--1920-1930.; Colorado State Penitentiary.
    • 1929
    • Pen riot National Guardsmen

    • Wheel-mounted artillery from the National Guard firing range in Golden is on a flatbed truck at the State Penitentiary in Canon City, Colorado. It was used during the October 3 riot after dynamite failed to roust the ringleaders. Men stand on the...
    • Canon City (Colo.)--1920-1930.; Artillery (Weaponry)--Colorado--Canon City--1920-1930.; Prison riots--Colorado--Canon City--1920-1930.; Colorado State Penitentiary.
    • 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....
    • Canon City (Colo.)--1920-1930.; Fires--Colorado--Canon City--1920-1930.; Prison riots--Colorado--Canon City--1920-1930.; Colorado State Penitentiary.
    • 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...
    • Canon City (Colo.)--1920-1930.; Interiors.; Prison riots--Colorado--Canon City--1920-1930.; Colorado State Penitentiary.
    • 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.
    • Canon City (Colo.)--1920-1930.; Interiors.; Prison riots--Colorado--Canon City--1920-1930.; Colorado State Penitentiary.
    • 1929
    • Penitentiary riot 1929

    • Smoke billows from the State Penitentiary, in Canon City, Colorado. This aerial view shows the prison complex, the Arkansas River, and the west part of town. Trees line River Street, and the park between the river and the prison has a round...
    • Canon City (Colo.)--1920-1930.; Prison riots--Colorado--Canon City--1920-1930.; Prisons--Colorado--Canon City--1920-1930.; Colorado State Penitentiary.
    • 1929

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