Thursday, February 21, 2008

Cowboy Jail - Council Grove

Been to a Cowboy Jail lately?

This early day calaboose (jail) was built in 1849. It was said to be the only jail on the Santa Fe Trail at the time.

Desperados, ruffians, robbers and horse thieves all "bunked" here in this early day jail. Nearby attractions, in the same park, include: the Sylvan Park Depot, a private-owned railway station, and the old KATY Depot, built around 1895 and in use until 1957.

Located on East Main Street. [I took the photo, sometime back] One of many historic sites in Council Grove.

See you in the Kansas Flint Hills! ;-)

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