Prison Spurs

We are all familiar with the images of prisoners working hard labor, breaking rocks or digging and building roads. However, back in the 19th and early 20th century, some were also making what would come to be known as prison spurs.

Those prisons that had machine shops or workshops allowed the prisoners to make metal items. Prisons such as those in Colorado, Washington and Texas, turned their inmates into fine craftsmen letting them make and decorate cowboy spurs.

I guess that they had lots of time on their hands when making these items. Many an hour would be whiled away, engraving and carving designs in the spurs, making the leather straps and decorating them.

Prison spurs are highly collectible items in todays market. They are not quite as popular as some of the other historic makers, but they do hold their place in the history of these iconic American items.

HEAVY Antique Eagle Spurs Prison made
HEAVY Antique Eagle Spurs Prison made
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1946 WW2 Era Handwritten Diary Ft Knox Kentucky Camp Pickett Virginia Prisoners
1946 WW2 Era Handwritten Diary Ft Knox Kentucky Camp Pickett Virginia Prisoners
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CANON CITY SPUR COLORADO PRISON SPURS  THE MEN WHO MADE THEM by Patrice Maul
CANON CITY SPUR COLORADO PRISON SPURS THE MEN WHO MADE THEM by Patrice Maul
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Colorado Hist Canon City Spurs Colorado Prison Spurs  Men Who Made Them 1995
Colorado Hist Canon City Spurs Colorado Prison Spurs Men Who Made Them 1995
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Attica New DVD Ac 3 Dolby Digital Dolby
Attica New DVD Ac 3 Dolby Digital Dolby
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AMERICAN CIVIL WAR CENTENNIAL MEDALLION GENERALS LEE  GRANT 1961 1965
AMERICAN CIVIL WAR CENTENNIAL MEDALLION GENERALS LEE GRANT 1961 1965
$102.50
TEX AVERY SCREWBALL CLASSICS VOLUME 3 Blu ray Warner Archive Restored
TEX AVERY SCREWBALL CLASSICS VOLUME 3 Blu ray Warner Archive Restored
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Mork Borg Roleplaying Game RPG Creatures of the Dying World EFPZ0010
Mork Borg Roleplaying Game RPG Creatures of the Dying World EFPZ0010
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DD Mini PRISONER 40 Night Below Series HARD TO FIND SLAVE  UNUSED
DD Mini PRISONER 40 Night Below Series HARD TO FIND SLAVE UNUSED
$4.95

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