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Old Tehama County Jail

 
 
Old Tehama County Jail Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, August 24, 2015
1. Old Tehama County Jail Marker
Inscription. Construction of the jail by Casper Cobb, began Sept. 9, 1884. Supervisor John Simpson was given credit for pushing the approval through the Board of Supervisors. On Oct. 6, the board accepted the completed building at a cost of $1,153. The jail was used for holding prisoners overnight for transportation to the county seat at Red Bluff, including one rustler who escaped through a hole he beat through the wall and a thief who lifted the front door off its hinges. The jail housed many a drunk who needed to sleep it off, to walk out its unlocked doors in the morning. The county officially closed the jail in August, 1914.
 
Erected 2001 by E Clampus Vitus, Lassen-Loomis Outpost #1914 & Trinitarianus Chapter #62.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the E Clampus Vitus marker series.
 
Location. 40° 1.669′ N, 122° 7.413′ W. Marker is in Tehama, California, in Tehama County. Marker is on 3rd Street near C Street, on the left when traveling north. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 198 3rd Street, Tehama CA 96090, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 8 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Tehama County Museum Foundation (within shouting distance of this marker); The Tehama Railroad Bridge
Old Tehama County Jail Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, August 24, 2015
2. Old Tehama County Jail Marker
(about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); First Seat of Tehama County Government (about 800 feet away); Western Star Lodge No. 2 Free and Accepted Masons (approx. 6.6 miles away); Lassen Trail - Lassen Rancho Site (approx. 7.4 miles away); The Hotel Maywood (approx. 7.5 miles away); Maywood Woman's Clubhouse (approx. 7.5 miles away); Miners Inn (approx. 7.6 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Tehama.
 
More about this marker. The Old Tehama County Jail is located in Habert Park.
 
Categories. Notable Buildings
 
Old Tehama County Jail image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, August 24, 2015
3. Old Tehama County Jail
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 156 times since then and 19 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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