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From: "Bernie Moore-Knowles" <>
Subject: Re: [ARIZARD-L]Painter's Bluff?
Date: Thu, 20 Nov 2003 19:02:53 -0700
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Harold and all

Thanks for the tip on the sheriff being William T. Clem in 1920. Looked him
up on the 1920 census - but, must be his home - because he is listed with
family. Roger and I have both looked and see no prisoners listed in
Melbourne or Mill Creek.

I was shared something though that was written by Johnny McConce's two
sisters and in the poem (that was about the assault and their brother's
involvement in it) it references that the thieves went to Painter's Bluff
(?) with their spoils.

Ring any bells, you all? Painter's Bluff?

Bernie Moore-Knowles
Phoenix, Arizona - Papa'aloa, Hawai'i

"I have Indian blood in me. I have just enough White blood for you to
question my honesty." ........Will Rogers

----- Original Message -----
From: "Harold Blevins" <>
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Sent: Thursday, November 20, 2003 3:33 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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