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True West Magazine Check out Monty's article in the April 2016
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Hastings State Bank, Hastings, NE
The Hastings National Bank in 1931. The bank had recently changed hands and new signs were yet to be placed.
Hastings State Bank, Hastings, NE
The heavy time-lock door of the bank vault.
  Hastings Bank Robber
Bandit leader with a bullet wound for his trouble.
  Hastings Bank Hostages
Two of the bank hostages shortly after their release. Thrilled about the adventure, they didn't realize the real danger they had been in.


  Security National Bank Sioux Falls, SD
The Security National Bank at Sioux Falls, SD. "Baby Face" Nelson opened fire through a north plate glass window (right side in photo) wounding a policeman responding to the bank robbery.
  Sec. Nat'l Bank Sioux Falls, SD
Restoration plaque on bank.
  Security Nat'l Bank Souix Falls, SD
Minnehaha County Historical Society plaque on bank.
  Teller County Jail
The 1901 Teller County jail in Cripple Creek, Colorado, is now the Outlaws & Lawmen Jail Museum. It cost about $20,000 to build.
  Teller County Jail cellblock
The two-tier cellblock of the 1901 jail.
  Teller Co. Jail main floor cell block
Main floor cell block. The newspaper of the day reported that the floors were slanted slightly towards the rear so they could be washed down with a hose every morning. The water would run directly into the sewer.
  Jail Cell
Most picture the old jails with bars, but they were commonly made of flat iron straps.
  Flat Iron Jail
When a town could afford one, a flat iron jail cage was ordered from back east. This one sits next to the jail musuem in Cripple Creek.
  Teller Co Totem
A very unique totem stands near the jail museum. Hand carved badges adorn it and the plate at the bottom reads: "Dedicated to the men and women who protect and serve the citizens of Teller County."


  Magic Town by Michael Garman
At sculptor Michael Garman's "Magic Town" in Old Colorado City National Historic District in Colorado Springs, CO. One of 18 different 1/6 scale buildings.
  Garman's Law of the West
Inspecting one of Garman's 10 1/4" Old West figures, "Law of the West". Of course it came home with me.
  Custer House The reconstructed Custer house at Fort Abraham Lincoln, North Dakota.
  Soldier The kindly First Sergeant fiddling out the classic, "Garryowen".
  Earth Lodge
The main earth lodge at the On-A-Slant Mandan Indian village, near Fort Abraham Lincoln.