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Old jail moved


January 18, 2019

The old jail building in Ekalaka that sat behind the courthouse and next to Dahl Memorial was torn down a few weeks ago. After the west wall was removed, the steel jail inside was pulled out and taken to one of Carter County Museum's warehouses.

It is unclear when the jail was built; a fire at the manufacturer destroyed older records. Many believe that the steel cells were originally used on a boat.

The picture from 1919 below shows the jail building. It is the white structure with a chimney on the far right.


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