The Mystery of the Silver Plume Shooter

On June 12, 1873, two prisoners escaped from the tiny jail in Georgetown, Colorado. Sometimes referred to as a “calaboose,” the jail was a small log building with a ceiling four-inches thick, “studded with heavy spikes, about three inches apart.” Using an augur and a saw, the two men cut a hole in the ceiling and climbed out into the moonlight. Continue reading

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