Yuma Territorial Prison Badge – The cells of Arizona’s Yuma Prison were dug out below ground level, and had no roofs to shelter prisoners from the sweltering sun of the Arizona Desert. Not only were these jailbirds exposed to extreme heat up to 115 degrees, they also had to face dangerous venemous enemies such as Black Widows, Rattlesnakes, Scorpions, Centipedes and even Gila Monsters! What a picture of Hell on Earth! One time, a man put his boots on without looking inside, and was bitten by a desert centipede. His leg went gangrenous and had to be amputated.
Our Old West replica badges are crafted out of steel and brass. We double-stamp them and then they are silver plated. Finally each Old West badge is hand finished for that worn, antique look. Heavy safety pin closure on the back of each badge.
Badges arrive in a small gift box complete with story. Depending on the badge, size range is 1 5/8″ inches to 3 1/8″ H.