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Page from the 1944 Jail Register. These list personal property, which in most cases was not much money, billfold, knife, sometimes junk (wonder what that entailed). There is one listing of $300 currency, $3.89 cash (what was the difference, paper vs coin). From the Museum collection.

Page from the 1944 Jail Register. These list personal property, which in most cases was not much money, billfold, knife, sometimes junk (wonder what that entailed). There is one listing of $300 currency, $3.89 cash (what was the difference, paper vs coin). From the Museum collection.

Page from the 1913 Jail Register.  In this example we have a charge of Violating the Espionage Act by a German.  This was an entry from Jan 1918 which would be during WWI and I have seen a number of these.  It appears these might be for speaking in public against the government and not actual spying, but only speculation on my part. From the Museum collection.

Page from the 1913 Jail Register. In this example we have a charge of Violating the Espionage Act by a German. This was an entry from Jan 1918 which would be during WWI and I have seen a number of these. It appears these might be for speaking in public against the government and not actual spying, but only speculation on my part. From the Museum collection.

Page from the 1913 Jail Register.  In this example we have a charge Seditious Statement by a German again amongst many drunk and disturbing the peace charges. From the Museum collection.

Page from the 1913 Jail Register. In this example we have a charge Seditious Statement by a German again amongst many drunk and disturbing the peace charges. From the Museum collection.

Page from the 1893 Jail Register. These were more detailed papers, perhaps actual court filings. In this case the person was fined $10 and required to leave town. From the Museum collection.

Page from the 1893 Jail Register. These were more detailed papers, perhaps actual court filings. In this case the person was fined $10 and required to leave town. From the Museum collection.

Page from the 1913 Jail Register.  In this example we have a charge of Fortune Telling without a License. From the Museum collection.

Page from the 1913 Jail Register. In this example we have a charge of Fortune Telling without a License. From the Museum collection.

Page from the 1913 Jail Register.  In this example we have a charge of Murder and the person is from Syria, it is fascinating to see where everyone is from.  This shows how we are a nation of immigrants, with people from every country you can think.  Also people who are Americans tend to identify with the State they are from and not as Americans. Check out the list of countries just in this one page. From the Museum collection.

Page from the 1913 Jail Register. In this example we have a charge of Murder and the person is from Syria, it is fascinating to see where everyone is from. This shows how we are a nation of immigrants, with people from every country you can think. Also people who are Americans tend to identify with the State they are from and not as Americans. Check out the list of countries just in this one page. From the Museum collection.

Page from the 1914 Jail Register. In this example there are the usual Drunk and Vagrancy but also Selling Liquor without a license Grand Larcency. The handwriting is so beautiful. From the Museum collection.

Page from the 1914 Jail Register. In this example there are the usual Drunk and Vagrancy but also Selling Liquor without a license Grand Larcency. The handwriting is so beautiful. From the Museum collection.

Page from the 1915 Jail Register. I really just like the beautiful handwriting on these.  No one writes like that anymore.  From the Museum collection.

Page from the 1915 Jail Register. I really just like the beautiful handwriting on these. No one writes like that anymore. From the Museum collection.

Page from the 1913 Jail Register.  Note says that Officers worked 12 hour shifts 7 days/week and had 1 day off per month, unless they were Church-going then they got time off on Sunday for Church.  In this example we have a charge of Smoking Cigarettes which I had no idea was against the law, also lots of Vagrancy, Disturbing the Peace and Drunk. From the Museum collection.

Page from the 1913 Jail Register. Note says that Officers worked 12 hour shifts 7 days/week and had 1 day off per month, unless they were Church-going then they got time off on Sunday for Church. In this example we have a charge of Smoking Cigarettes which I had no idea was against the law, also lots of Vagrancy, Disturbing the Peace and Drunk. From the Museum collection.

Page from the 1915 Jail Register. In this example we have a charge of Indecent Exposure in December and Smoking Cigarettes?. From the Museum collection.

Page from the 1915 Jail Register. In this example we have a charge of Indecent Exposure in December and Smoking Cigarettes?. From the Museum collection.

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