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Kelso, California: Kelso Jail

This two-cell strap-steel outdoor cage served as Kelso's jail from the 1940s to 1985. Kelso is now a ghost town.

Address:
90942 Kelso Cima Rd, Kelso, CA
Directions:
22.5 miles north of I-40 exit 78, or 35 miles south of I-15 exit 246. Take Kelbaker Rd into Kelso, then turn east just north of the train tracks. The jail will be on the right, just past the old railroad depot visitor center.
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Kelso Jail.

Kelso Jail

This two-cell strap-steel outdoor cage served as Kelso's jail from the 1940s to 1985. Kelso is now a ghost town.

[Val Coleman, 06/05/2023]

According to a sign at the site, the jail sat in someone's back yard for two decades before it was returned to Kelso in 2005.


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