The Old Tulare County Jail - Visalia, CA
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member fishingwishing
N 36° 19.935 W 119° 17.460
11S E 294370 N 4023237
Quick Description: the old jail
Location: California, United States
Date Posted: 1/22/2008 3:02:21 PM
Waymark Code: WM310C
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member Moag Ohana
Views: 127

Long Description:
Now filled with retail and commercial establishments, this was once the Tulare County Jail, and served both the City of Visalia and Tulare County. Originally constructed in 1854 as an oak log building, it was replaced with a brick structure in 1958, and then in 1876 a new combination courthouse and jail was built. An updated three story jail was built here in 1890 which was thought to be escape-proof; Grat and William Dalton proved otherwise when they escaped in 1891. The jail was again rebuilt in 1918.

This marker was erected in 2006 by Dr. Samuel Gregg George Chapter 1855 of E Clampus Vitus.

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