CHL 429 - Lower Lake Stone Jail
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member CA Boilermaker
N 38° 54.626 W 122° 36.682
10S E 533694 N 4306909
Quick Description: This jail, claimed to be the smallest in the United States, was erected in 1876 of stone locally quarried and reinforced with iron.
Location: California, United States
Date Posted: 9/15/2009 12:25:06 AM
Waymark Code: WM77QD
Published By: Groundspeak Charter Member Marky
Views: 13

Long Description:
Built in 1876 at the height of the quicksilver mining boom, the Lower Lake stone jail was a response to rapid town growth and the urgent need for civil order. Stephen Nicolai, one of the first stone masons in Loser Lake, built the jail from local materials with the help of Theorore and John Copsey. The jail is one of the smallest in the United States.
Marker Number: 429.00


County: Lake

Has Official CA Plaque: yes

Marker Dedication Date: 10/02/1982

.1 mi S of intersection of State Hwys 29 and 53, 16118 Main St, Lower Lake

Website: Not listed

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