Working out of St. Helena from January through November of 2015, I have started exploring California Historical Landmarks in Napa
Counties, including: Site of Stone and Kelsey Home [#426]
, The Battle of Bloody Island [#427]
, Sulphur Bank Mine [#428]
, Lower Lake Stone Jail [#429]
, Stone House [#450]
, Old Bull Trail Road and St Helena Toll Road [#467]
, Chiles Grist Mill [#547]
, Schramsberg [#561]
, Charles Krug Winery [#563]
, Site of York's Cabin [#682]
, Site of Hudson Cabin [#683]
, Sam Brannan Store [#684]
, Sam Brannan Cottage [#685]
, Site of Kelsey House [#686]
, Beringer Brothers Winery [#814]
, Old Lake County Courthouse [#897]
, Petrified Forest [#915]
and Litto's Hubcap Ranch [#939]
. I visited all seven of the California Historical Landmarks in Lake County and finished visiting all of the Napa landmarks.
Lower Lake Stone Jail
California State Historical Landmark #429
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This landmark is located 0.1 mile south of the intersection of State Highways 29 and 53, 16118 Main Street, Lower Lake, California in Lake County. There are 6 other California State Historical Landmarks in Lake County.
The GPS coordinates for this location are N 38° 54.626 W 122° 36.682.
You can log your visit to this landmark at waymark.com
This jail, claimed to be the smallest in the United States, was erected in 1876 of stone locally quarried and reinforced with iron. During the stirring days of the first quicksilver operations of the Sulphur Bank Mine, lasting from 1873 to 1883, obvious need for a jail led to its construction.
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