Frontier Kansas Jails

Frontier Kansas Jails

Regular price
$21.94
Sale price
$21.94
Regular price
$21.98
Sold out
Unit price
per 
Shipping calculated at checkout.

Gunslingers, gamblers and outlaws vastly outnumbered sheriffs and marshals in the cattle towns of the Kansas frontier. Famous lawmen, such as Charlie Bassett, Wild Bill Hickok and Tom Smith, kept the peace by sheer force of personality and the integrity of the local lockup. The story of the state's settlement can be tracked in the fascinating development of these bastions of prairie justice. Makeshift jails of earlier times were replaced by limestone, brick and concrete structures with iron cells and elaborate locking systems. From the squirrel cage of Wichita to the iron jail of Lawrence City, tour these early Kansas prisons with author Gerald Bayens.

Author: Gerald J. Bayens
Publisher: History Press
Published: 01/16/2017
Pages: 176
Binding Type: Paperback
Weight: 0.88lbs
Size: 8.90h x 6.00w x 0.50d
ISBN: 9781467137768