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Council Bluffs in Pottawattamie County, Iowa — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
 

Squirrel Cage Jail

 
 
Squirrel Cage Jail Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Charles T. Harrell, June 28, 2011
1. Squirrel Cage Jail Marker
Inscription.  The Historic Pottawattamie County Squirrel Cage Jail. Built in 1885 and in continuous use as a jail until 1969. Acquired by the Park Board in 1971 for preservation. Named to the National Register of Historic Places in 1972 by the United States Government. Purchased by the Historical Society of Pottawattamie County, January 15, 1979.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Notable Buildings. A significant historical date for this entry is January 15, 1869.
 
Location. 41° 15.452′ N, 95° 51.118′ W. Marker is in Council Bluffs, Iowa, in Pottawattamie County. Marker is on Pearl Street near 5th Street, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Council Bluffs IA 51501, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Council Bluffs Free Public Library (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Grenville M. Dodge (about 300 feet away); The National Humane Alliance Fountain (about 500 feet away); Council Bluffs Veterans Plaza (about 600 feet away); Spanish War Veterans (approx. 0.2 miles away); Mormon Trail
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(approx. 0.2 miles away); Civil War Memorial (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Historic General Dodge House (approx. ¼ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Council Bluffs.
 
Squirrel Cage Jail image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Charles T. Harrell, June 28, 2011
2. Squirrel Cage Jail
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on July 21, 2011, by Charles T. Harrell of Woodford, Virginia. This page has been viewed 928 times since then and 28 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on July 21, 2011, by Charles T. Harrell of Woodford, Virginia. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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