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Donald Lee Fruhrman, in Otter Tail County jail cell, Fargus Falls, Minn.
Donald Lee Fruhrman, in Otter Tail County jail cell, Fargus Falls, Minn.
TitleDonald Lee Fruhrman, in Otter Tail County jail cell, Fargus Falls, Minn.
Date of Original1954-12-19
CreatorOlson, Cal, 1924-2009
Creator RolePhotographer
DescriptionDonald Lee Fruhrman seated on his bunk in a jail cell.
Ordering InformationConsult: http://library.ndsu.edu/ndsuarchives/duplication-services
General SubjectLaw
People
Subject (LCTGM)Jails
Cells (Rooms)
Interiors
Criminals
Personal NameFruhrman, Donald Lee, 1931-1991
Organization NameOtter Tail County Jail (Fergus Falls, Minn.)
LocationFergus Falls (Minn.)
Otter Tail County (Minn.)
Minnesota
United States
Decade1950-1959
Item Number2098.s620
Negative Number2098.s620
Format of OriginalAcetate negatives
Safety film negatives
Dimensions of Original6 x 6 cm.
Transcription"Self-admitted killer of Rodney Gilberts is Donald Lee Fruhrman, 23, rural Pelican Rapids, Minn., shown above in his cell in the Otter Tail County jail after he made a full confession to Sheriff J. C. Henkes." - caption with similar image published in The Fargo Forum, December 20, 1954, p. 1.
NotesTitle supplied by staff.
Biography/HistoryRodney Gilberts, a Pure Oil filling station operator in Pelican Rapids, Minn. was gunned down on December 18, 1954, by Donald Lee Fruhrman, during robbery. Fruhrman made off with about $195 from the cash register. Shortly after the robbery Gilberts body was discovered by a trucker, Calmer Kjono. Upon approaching the station, Mr. Kjono had noticed a young man leave the station and get into a Cadillac automobile parked nearby. Mr. Kjono's approached the car, and as he reached for the door a shot rang out and Mr. Kjono was wounded in the left hand. Mr. Fruhrman then sped off in the car, shooting at Mr. Kjono as he drove away. Mr. Kjono then summoned authorities who formed a posse, and Donald Fruhrman was captured three hours later on a road five miles northwest of town where he had run out of gas.
Repository InstitutionNorth Dakota State University Libraries, Institute for Regional Studies
Repository CollectionCal Olson Photograph Collection 2098
Collection Finding AidConsult: http://hdl.handle.net/10365/12634
Credit LineInstitute for Regional Studies, NDSU, Fargo (2098.s620)
Rights ManagementCopyright held by Institute for Regional Studies.
Languageeng;
Digital IDco000192
Original SourceNegative
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