A Traveler and his Cat exploring America.

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Bodie Jail

By the looks of the jail cell door lying nearby in the grass it would seem that the Bodie jail was a formidable structure for housing law-breakers.

Yet the jail itself was a simple wooden building. Murders, shootouts, barroom brawls and the occasional stagecoach holdup were regular occurrences.


  1. It looks like an old western movie.

  2. The door looks tough to break through but I wonder if someone could have pulled the hinges of the wooden door frame using ropes and horses.

  3. It does not look like great accommodations for prisoners.


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