East Liverpool, Ohio: Death Mask Of Pretty Boy Floyd

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122 W. 5th St., East Liverpool, OH
Downtown. Exit US 30/Hwy 39 at Jackson St. Drive a few blocks north, then make a right on 5th St. The Sturgis House will be on the right, with the big green clock out front.
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Death Mask Of Pretty Boy Floyd
He was once Public Enemy #1. Now his face hangs on a basement wall, over a washing machine. Roadsideamerica.com Report...

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Pretty Boy Floyd's Death Mask

I am 87, and saw Pretty Boy Floyd at the Sturgis Funeral Home with my dad. We lived just 10 minutes away. The death mask was made of "slip," not flip. It was made by my uncle, Jack Owen, a potter. I saw it many times when he kept it behind a door in his home. When my uncle died, his widow gave it away because she hated it. Jack's son, my cousin, still lives in Chicago and can verify this.

[Brian Johnston, 07/13/2016]

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