The Stone Jail Ruins
The Stone Jail Ruins which stand on a slight rise
above town may have been quite
escape-proof at one time; today it would be hard
pressed to hold anyone as its roof is gone,
along with a large portion of the front wall. The
jail was built of schist rock set firmly in
mortar and was equipped with a heavy iron ring
imbedded in the center of its floor, to which the
prisonerís leg irons could be attached if need be.
Itís obvious after visiting a few of these old
jails that a no-nonsense approach to holding law
breakers once prevailed in California.
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