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Eager For Anamosa

The Barber brothers probably never thought they'd be so glad to see prison walls as   they were that June day in 1883...(READ)



The Horse Thief

Charlie Miller tried to cheat the liveryman in an era when horse thievery was pretty serious stuff.  He was duly convicted and sentenced to Fort Madison.  After two weeks of residency there, he fell ill and visited the infirmary.  Imagine their shock and surprise to learn that Charlie was actually.....(READ)


     Two Too Many

Two men, two women, one penitentiary....(READ)

   The Harrison Gang

The notorious train robbers are finally brought to heel....(READ)


The Burglar With Brains

The darker side of inventiveness.....(READ)