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S.F. man, 20 year fugitive from law, tells life story
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Valley Times Photo Collection
Flint, Porter
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Made accessible through a grant from the John Randolph Haynes and Dora Haynes Foundation and Photo Friends
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Los Angeles Public Library
Los Angeles Public Library Photo Collection
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Photograph caption dated December 13, 1950 reads, "Ponders future - Daniel C. Blackburn, 42, of San Fernando, waits word on his possible extradition to Indiana on fugitive charges. With him is his wife." Daniel C. Blackburn of San Fernando tells of his 20 years as a fugitive from Indiana law. He was originally sent to jail on forgery charges with a sentence of two to fourteen years at the Indiana State Reformatory, at Pendleton. After completing 47 months at the institution, and with four months left to do before having to appear before a parole board, Blackburn was transferred outside to a farming detail, and escaped. He did ranch work in various states, and eventually married, divorced, and re-married during his 20 years as a fugitive from the law. Recently discovered, he now awaits an extradition hearing before Governor Earl Warren. In this photograph, Mr. and Mrs. Blackburn sit in the living room of their home, located at 14735 S. Brand Ave., San Fernando.
1 photographic print :b&w ;18 x 11 cm.
Photographic prints
Valley Times Collection
Fugitives from justice--California--San Fernando
Escaped prisoners--California--San Fernando
Escapes--California--San Fernando
Arrest--California--San Fernando
Husband and wife--California--San Fernando
Dwellings--California--San Fernando
Living rooms--California--San Fernando
Women--California--San Fernando
Men--California--San Fernando
Extradition--United States
San Fernando (Calif.)
Valley Times Collection photographs
Portrait photographs
Group portraits
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