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AbstractArticle with pictures about the history of the former Missouri State penitentiary (MSP)--what a 1967 "Time" issue called "the bloodiest forty-seven acres in America." It opened in 1836 and was the first prison west of the Mississippi. "The first prisoner was Wilson Eidson, who fought at the Battle of the Alamo." Some famous inmates included Sonny Liston, Charles "Pretty Boy" Floyd, and James Earl Ray. Today the grounds are to be used as a training center for police and tours of the buildings will be offere to the public.
AuthorKathy Gangwisch
DateApril 2010
SourceMissouri Life
LocationMVSC Q 977.8 M6793
Volume37
Number2
Page68-72
SubjectPrisons
Local SubjectMissouri State Penitentiary
IllustrationsYes
Item TypeMagazine Article
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Item ID219437
CONTENTdm number39043
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