U.S. Penitentiary Leavenworth

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April 2008



On July 1, 1895, under the direction of warden James French, the first federal prison was born. That same year, St. Louis architects Eames and Young went to work drawing up plans for an institution that would house the most notorious offenders in the nationas history. At sunrise on March 1, 1897, 300 inmates and 30 guards marched three miles to the construction site located on the southwest corner of the military reservation. From sunup to sundown seven days a week in the hot Kansas summer to the harsh prairie winters, inmates labored building their new home. Leavenworthas rich history as a gateway to the Old West is second to none. Name a famous figure such as George Armstrong Custer, John Joseph Pershing, Dwight D. Eisenhower, or Colin Powell. They have all graced the streets of this historic community. Equally pick a name of the most notorious criminals. George aMachine Guna Kelly, Robert F. Stroud, Frank Nash, Frank athe Enforcera Nitti, and George aBuggsa Moranathey all stopped by to aspend time in Leavenworth.a

EAN: 9780738550916
ISBN: 0738550914
Untertitel: 'Images of America (Arcadia Pub'. Sprache: Englisch.
Erscheinungsdatum: April 2008
Seitenanzahl: 128 Seiten
Format: kartoniert
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