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Jamestown, California: Tiny Jail

A historic jail portable enough that it was recaptured from a tourist attraction and returned to its original location.

Rocca Park

Main St., Jamestown, CA
Hwy 49/108 to Jamestown, exit onto Main Street. The Jail is on the west side of Main Street, in Rocca Park.
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Beloved Jail Comes Home

Back in 1897, the California gold rush community of Jamestown had a tiny jail to hold lawbreakers until they could be shipped to a bigger jail in the town next door. The jail was so small that it was eventually bought and trucked 60 miles west to be a part of "Pollardville," a Wild West attraction that also had what it claimed was the World's Smallest Post Office (taken from another California town).


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