Bridgeport in Mono County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
Old County Jail
Erected 2000 by E Clampus Vitus September 9, 2000.
Marker series. This marker is included in the E Clampus Vitus marker series.
Location. 38° 15.406′ N, 119° 13.703′ W. Marker is in Bridgeport, California, in Mono County. Marker can be reached from the intersection Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 49 Bryant Street, Bridgeport CA 93517, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Bridgeport Chronicle-Union (within shouting distance of this marker); Mono County Memorial Hall (within shouting distance of this marker); Mono County Court House (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); "The Irwin" (about 300 feet away); Frontier Justice (about 400 feet away); "Bridgeport Inn" (about 500 feet away); Bridgeport Elementary School (about 600 feet away); First Bridgeport Courthouse (approx. ¼ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Bridgeport.
1. A quote from the Walking Tour of Historic Bridgeport brochure
In January 13, 1888, the following account was published in the Bridgeport Chronicle-Union from Andrew McGinty, a fellow well acquainted with the 'County Bar Hotel,': "...the Bridgeport jail I have found to be more like home than a jail for the unfortunate. It is neat and clean in every respect, and our meals were well furnished..."
— Submitted August 18, 2008, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California.
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on August 17, 2008, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California. This page has been viewed 1,786 times since then and 17 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on August 17, 2008, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California. 6. submitted on September 10, 2012, by Lester J Letson of Fresno, California. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.