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One of two cells used for white inmates in Jefferson County.

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He served as sheriff of Jefferson County from 1945 to 1949. He died while in office and was succeeded by his wife, Minnie Cooksey.

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Graffiti on the inner walls of the main cell block.

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This graffiti on the inner walls of the main cell block features peace signs and sketches associated with the 1960s.

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Sign indicating museum operating hours.

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Monticello Main Street members and volunteers help clean out the old jail.

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Dr. Holt and other members of the Monticello Main Street Program led the restoration project of the county's old jail.

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Caption: “Reading from left to right, the members are: Col. R.C. Parkhill, Clerk: B.O. Graner, Hon. J.S. Denham, Chairman; Jos. Kinsey, D.W.G. Bishop, Sheriff D.B. Bird.”

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caption: “Sheriff Watson lends a hand to his Junior Deupties (sixth graders).”

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Mrs. Alice Lovett accepts her appointment as sheriff of Jefferson County after the death of her husband, Sheriff Jessie Lovett. Her successor, J.B. Thomas (standing, glasses) and others act as witnesses.
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