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Arroyo Grande, California: Hoosgow Park: Honoring a Jail

Arroyo Grande's tiny Old West jail stands inside a little park named in its honor.

Hoosgow Park

E. Le Point St., Arroyo Grande, CA
US Hwy 101 exit 187A. Drive east on Hwy 227/Grand Ave. Drive a quarter-mile, then turn left at the stoplight (Town Hall on the right) onto Mason St. Drive one block. Turn left onto Le Point St. Drive one block, stay to the left, and you'll see the little park on the right. Parking lot on left.
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The hoosgow.

Hoosgow Park: Honoring a Jail

In the north part of the village. This was the old jail house back in the day.

[Mike Simpson, 04/27/2013]

Not even the town knows when the little one-room concrete-and-steel jail was built, but its best guess is around 1910. It replaced a wooden jail that was regarded as a joke by local lawbreakers.

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