1954 Missouri State Penitentiary Riot

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Collection Name: RG133 Adjutant General's Office 1954 Riot Scrapbook

Description: In the middle of the night, Missouri National Guardsmen from St. Louis are on guard at the MSP. Caption reads, "Men of the 2d Bn, 138th Inf Regt, MoNG, mounting .30 Cal. heavy machine guns on catwalk outside office of Deputy Warden, State Penitentiary, during prison riot, 23 Sept 1954."

Photographer/Studio: St. Louis Post-Dispatch

Coverage: United States – Missouri – Cole – Jefferson City

Date: September 23, 1954

Rights: Please contact the Missouri State Archives at [email protected] for information on reproduction and use.

Credit: UNDER COPYRIGHT; contact the Missouri State Archives for more information

Image Number: RG133_MSPRiot_07A

Institution: Missouri State Archives


Owner: MissouriStateArchives
Source: Flickr Commons
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