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c. 1910. Main St.
  • (Photograph by Julie Nicoletta)

Though small and rough-looking, this jail is one of the more picturesque in the state. The jailhouse proper has poured-in-place concrete walls topped by a gable roof. A door with a plain wood frame, centered below the gable peak, leads inside. Abutting the door is a woodframe shed addition, its roof continuing the line of the gable. The jail is famous in Nevada history for having housed the three men arrested for the last horse-drawn stage robbery in the United States, which occurred outside Jarbidge in 1916.

Writing Credits

Julie Nicoletta


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Julie Nicoletta, "Jail", [Jarbidge, Nevada], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—,

Print Source

Buildings of Nevada, Julie Nicoletta. New York: Oxford University Press, 2000, 164-164.

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