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Catalog Number 2008.010.070a
Object Name Key, Jail
Description Jefferson County purchased five keys to operate the doors of the Jail built in 1958. The keys were made by Southern Steel in San Antonio, Texas and carried in a pouch attached the belt of a Jail Deputy. These keys were irreplaceable and expected to last the lifetime of the jail facility, but extraordinary lengths were taken to ensure these keys would never leave the inside of the jail. This particular key was used by the Jail Shift Supervisor. It opened all doors in the Jail, including the south, east and sally port doors. This particular key was considered the "master" key, and therefore, has endured the most use.
Date 1958
Title Jefferson County Jail key
Credit line Golden History Museums, City of Golden, Dennis L. Potter Collection
Collection Permanent-Dennis L. Potter
Condition Good
People Bray, Harold Eliot
Wermuth, Arthur
Search Terms 1958 Jefferson County Jail
Jefferson County Jail
Jefferson County Sheriffs
Jefferson County Sheriffs Department