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.
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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.