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Markleeville in Alpine County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
 

Old Log Jail

 
 
Old Log Jail Marker image. Click for full size.
By Karen Key, August 24, 2007
1. Old Log Jail Marker
Inscription. In 1875, the Alpine County seat was moved from Silver Mountain (Kongsberg) to Markleeville. A new jail being needed, a foundation was laid using logs. The iron cells from the old jail were placed thereon and using the mortise and tenon method the rest of the building was completed using logs. So far as is known not another jail was ever built like this one. In 1969 the jail was moved to its present site. Donated to the Historical Society in memory of Orrin P. Brown, Sheriff.

Dedicated on the 25th day of July 5997 [Clamper Year]
by Snow-Shoe thomson Chapter #1827 E Clampus Vitus

 
Erected 1992 by Snow-Shoe Thomson Chapter #1827 E Clampus Vitus.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the E Clampus Vitus marker series.
 
Location. 38° 41.691′ N, 119° 46.998′ W. Marker is in Markleeville, California, in Alpine County. Marker can be reached from School Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Markleeville CA 96120, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Old Webster School (within shouting distance of this marker); Alpine County Historical Complex (within shouting distance
Old Log Jail Marker image. Click for full size.
By Karen Key, August 24, 2007
2. Old Log Jail Marker
of this marker); Webster School (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Alpine Hotel (approx. 0.2 miles away); Markleeville General Store (approx. 0.2 miles away); Alpine County Courthouse (approx. 0.2 miles away); Beautiful Hot Springs Valley (approx. 3.3 miles away); Grover Hot Springs (approx. 3.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Markleeville.
 
Categories. Notable Buildings
 
Close-up of Front Door Lock image. Click for full size.
By Karen Key, August 24, 2007
3. Close-up of Front Door Lock
Close-up of Side Window image. Click for full size.
By Karen Key, August 24, 2007
4. Close-up of Side Window
Old Foundation of Jail at Silver Mountain City image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, July 2, 2006
5. Old Foundation of Jail at Silver Mountain City
The only remaining ruins of Silver Mountain City located on Highway 4 (Ebbetts Pass) west of the town of Markleeville.
Sign Marking the Location of the Old City Jail Foundation - Silver Mountain City image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, July 2, 2006
6. Sign Marking the Location of the Old City Jail Foundation - Silver Mountain City
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on October 16, 2007, by Karen Key of Sacramento, California. This page has been viewed 2,238 times since then and 46 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on October 16, 2007, by Karen Key of Sacramento, California.   5, 6. submitted on August 15, 2008, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California. • J. J. Prats was the editor who published this page.
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