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On this day: Sept. 9, 1949

Yakima Sheriff Bert Guns protested the Walla Walla State Prison "picnic" after two convicts escaped on horseback. The inmates were brought from Walla Walla to work in the state prison cannery. The escape occurred while on a picnic with several other inmates at Rimrock Lake. All were permitted to rent horses. The two kept on riding.

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