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Canon City Prison

Birth place or City of origin: Canon City, CO
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Start/Birth date: 1900
Death/End date: 1950

Denotes bits and spurs made at the Colorado State Penitentiary, Canon City, Colorado from 1900-1950. According to Maul and Ferguson's Canon City Spur Book "the best early spur makers were contemporaries whose sentences overlapped during the 'teens and 'twenties. They were incarcerated together in old cell house #4 during the tenure of the reform-warden T J Tynan who offered them access to tools and torches in addition to encouragement and support." Distinctive characteristics include the prisoner’s number stamped on some spurs, double mounted nickel silver inlays with identical patterns on both sides, and geometric or “vine and leaf" engraved patterns.


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Denotes bits and spurs made at the Colorado State Penitentiary, Canon City, Colorado from 1900-1950. Distinctive characteristics include the prisoner’s/maker’s number stamped on some spurs, double mounted nickel silver inlays with identical patterns on both sides, and geometric or “vine and leaf” engraved patterns. Most of the best Canon City Spurs were made in the 1920-1930 period.

 

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