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Jail Museum

Outlaws and Lawmen Jail Museum

Housed in a red-brick building that served as the Teller County Jail for nearly 90 years, this historic Cripple Creek museum gives visitors an authentic taste of the shadier side of life in the World’s Greatest Gold Camp, along with a glimpse into the lives of the lawmen charged with keeping the peace.

The jail was never short of occupants. Besides holding local burglars, robbers, highwaymen and other minor criminals, in its original incarnation this Colorado jail museum was also used to hold more serious offenders, including Robert Curry (aka Bob Lee), a member of the “Wild Bunch” gang who was captured after lawmen found him hiding in town.

The curators of our Cripple Creek jail museum have kept the original cells intact, so visitors can experience for themselves what life was like for those on the wrong side of the law. There are also displays highlighting the laws and the lawless, with samples of police logs from the 1890s, copies of early city ordinances and newspaper accounts of crimes both big and small.

 

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