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From: "Betty McCollum" <>
Subject: Re: [ARIZARD-L] Izard Co. jail in 1920?
Date: Thu, 20 Nov 2003 17:36:42 -0600
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I don't remember ever seeing pictures of the old jail in the Izard Co.
Historian. If someone wants a copy of picture, I will scan and send to
them.
Betty Mc
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From: "Harold Blevins" <>
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Sent: Thursday, November 20, 2003 4:33 PM
Subject: Re: [ARIZARD-L] Izard Co. jail in 1920?


>
> > Anyone know where it was or is? Melbourne?
> >
>
> Yep, I remember it well....(wait a minute, that's not what I meant!)
>
> The old jail was located just off the SW corner of the courthouse
> square, right behind the old post office. I remember it as a very
> small structure, with a barred window that faced the street.
>
> After my mother sold the farm at Sage, she moved into a house on
> Lunen Street in Melbourne which was right across from where the old
> jail stood. I remember that when I was in school , some of the boys
> used to go by and talk to the prisoners thru the bars.
>
> William T. Clem was the county sheriff in 1916-1920, I checked the census
> for him, thinking there was an off chance the prisoners might be listed in
> connection with the sheriff, but no such luck.
>
> Maybe we can get Betty Mc to publish a couple of pictures of the old jail.
> (Perhaps on Junebug's site?). Wonder if the "Historian" ever did an
> article on that sort of thing........harold b
>
>
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