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Tales From the Squirrel Cage Jail By Ryan Roenfeld, Richard Warner
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A history of the 1885 "Squirrel Cage" rotary cell jail in Council Bluffs, Iowa, and information about some of the colorful prisoners housed there over the years and their crimes.
Tales From the Squirrel Cage Jail Volume 2 By Ryan Roenfeld
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From the outside it looks like a stately home. Inside, it's quite different. Just 18 rotary cell jails were ever build. Most were promptly condemned as unsafe and cruel, but the biggest one lasted... More > the longest, its three story 90,000 pound rotating cell block serving as the Pottawattamie County jail in Council Bluffs, Iowa from 1885 until 1969. This book is the second in a series, exploring the conditions of local incarceration before the "squirrel cage" was built, and goes into detail of the crimes of some of those who called it "home" over the years.< Less
Tharon of Lost Valley By Vingie E. (Vingie Eve) Roe
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Hint: You can preview this book by clicking on "Preview" which is located under the cover of this book. About the author: Frank Tenney Johnson (June 26, 1874 – January 1, 1939)... More > was a painter of the Old American West, and he popularized a style of painting cowboys which became known as "The Johnson Moonlight Technique". Somewhere on the Range is an example of Johnson's moonlight technique. To paint his paintings he used knives, fingers and brushes.Johnson was born in Pottawattamie County, Iowa on his family's farm along the old Overland Trail, near Big Grove, Iowa (now known as Oakland, Iowa). Johnson's mother died in December 1886, and the family moved to Wisconsin. He attended Oconomowoc High School in Oconomowoc. In 1893, he enrolled in the Milwaukee School of Art (absorbed by Milwaukee State Normal School in 1913),[citation needed] where he studied with Richard Lorenz, a well-known painter of western subjects. Excerpt from: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Frank_Tenney_Johnson< Less