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Levi Sterling

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Description: Levi Sterling — "Born in Woodford county, Ky., Jan 2,, 1804. Arrived at Galena, March, 1826, and in May located near Mineral Point, Wis.; served as sheriff...
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Smashing Slot Machines

Date: June 10 1935
Description: Sheriff Lawrence O. Larson is opening confiscated slot machines to extract money, and Andrew Serstad, turnkey at the county jail, is smashing other confisc...
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Smashing Slot Machines

Date: June 10 1935
Description: Andrew Serstad, turnkey at the county jail, using a sledge hammer to smash a confiscated slot machine, with Sheriff Lawrence O. Larson looking on.
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Whiffle Board & Roulette Wheel

Date: June 10 1935
Description: Sheriff Lawrence O. Larson and Andrew Serstad, turnkey at the county jail, with confiscated whiffle board and roulette wheel.
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Sheriff Finn with Sledgehammer

Date: July 11 1933
Description: Sheriff Finn holding sledgehammer used to break open the safe of Odin Tofsrud, carpenter and truck farmer, who was murdered during the theft of his safe by...
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John MacKenzie and Portage Jail

Date: 1900
Description: Sheriff John MacKenzie poses in front of the Portage jail with his staff.
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Sheldon Walling

Date: 1856
Description: Quarter-length oval portrait of Sheldon Walling. He was born on December 15, 1795, in Old Canaan, Litchfield County, Connecticut. He moved to Wisconsin on...
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Sauk County Jail

Date: 1918
Description: Dog kennels and houses border the Sauk County Jail in Baraboo. Taken from the Northeast corner of the intersection of Broadway and 2nd Avenue in Baraboo. T...
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Dane County Jail

Date: 1901
Description: The Dane County Jail. To the right is the sheriff's residence.
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Franz Haas at his Standard Gas Station

Date: November 11 1952
Description: Franz Haas, sheriff elect, washing the windshield of a car at his Standard Gas Station, 318 South Park Street.
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Franz Haas at his Standard Gas Station

Date: November 11 1952
Description: Franz Haas, sheriff elect, working under the hood of a car at his Standard Gas Station, 318 South Park Street.
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Walter Goodland with John Grindell and Aloys Klaas

Date: September 04 1943
Description: Governor Goodland conferring with District Attorney John Grindell and Sheriff Aloys Klaas about gambling in Grant County.
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Dane County Sheriff John R. Arnold

Date: December 02 1945
Description: Dane County Sheriff John R. Arnold examining the door frame of a cell in the Dane County Jail. Prisoners had attempted to pry open the door in an unsuccess...
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Ernest F. Burmeister, former Dane Co. Sheriff

Date: November 12 1947
Description: Ernest F. Burmeister, Dane County's "boy" sheriff from 1901-1903 and deputy and turnkey in 1891, is shown holding the keys to the old Dane County jail and...
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Sennett and Winslow Capture

Date: November 17 1947
Description: Sheriff Edward (Ace) Fischer, prisoner Robert Winslow, and Officer Ray Case, seated in an automobile with a man and woman looking in the window.
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Dane County Jail Fire

Date: May 15 1948
Description: Public officials inspecting the damage and debris from a fatal fire in the Dane County Jail. The fire was started by two inmates, one of whom died in the e...
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Sheriff Padlocking Highlander Folk School

Date: 1958
Description: Myles Horton watching as the local sheriff puts a padlock on Highlander Folk School, following a trial in which Highlander was accused of propagating Commu...
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Chain Gang On a Highway

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Description: View of a chain gang from the front window of a car.
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Crashed Automobile

Date: July 31 1948
Description: Crashed automobile on tow truck, with traffic officer, Russell Klitzman, and deputy sheriff, Eldon Johnson, viewing the car.
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Exterior of Portage Jail

Date: 1900
Description: Group posing on lawn outside of the large brick building with a steep hip roof. Four men are identified (from left to right) as the turnkey, William MacKen...

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