Walla Walla: Washington State Penitentiary, 1916. First Edition. Soft cover. Collectible Very Good. Item #2306011
Original printing. Circa 1916. This rare little circa 1916 booklet (24pp) features the mug shots,, front-facing and profile, of twelve (12) escapees from various units of the prison system in Washington State. Each entry faces a blank page except the center two pages which features two entries. Most escapes occurred in 1915 and the reward was good until 1917. All rewards were for $100 except that R. H. Cook, who only justified a $50 reward. He escaped from the Meskill Rock Quarry, Lewis County, Aug. 8, 1915. He was a machinest who burgled. He is described as a "Nativity (sic) American." Bound with two staples, the staples are rusted and the middle two sets of leave are just folded in. Rust showing showing of course on paper next to the staples. Henry Drum was the Superintendent, serving as such 1913-1921. He was also a member of the first Washington State Senate, as noted in his obit published in the Bellingham Herald. . We have located no other copies. Other than the rust staples, vg condition. The "Pen" at Walla Walla was known not so affectionately as the "Concrete Mama." RARE.
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