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“Historical? Maybe it's not”
Review of Cambria Jailhouse

Cambria Jailhouse
Reviewed 27 June 2018

There is no historical reference to this jail anywhere: not at the historical society, not at the Chamber of Commerce Visitor's Center, and not from any local we talked to. And, as this was a major curiousity nagging me, we rattled all the cages we could to get answers. Even the 1881 school (which was moved to its present location) has a historical reference but this 1888 jail? Nada.

What this appears to be, is a part of the Pinedorado Grounds collection of attractions for the big 3-day event they hold every September for Labor Day. The Pinedorado Grounds have kiddies rides, a parade, and a host of activities. It's on a par with what could be called the fair grounds (but on a much smaller scale and minus the farm animals).

Cambria has an abundance of history (mostly located in East Village) but this "jail" being a part of the history is highly questionable (although it is amusing).

The jail is located in West Village. Note also that it has no windows, which would seem to be a requirement of any incarceration facility.

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Reviewed 15 March 2017

Almost missed it, was looking for the Light from the Piedras Blancas Light Station and came across it at same location. Very small and not open to take a peek.

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Reviewed 10 November 2016

So much fun to see this little jailhouse in the middle of town. Whoever thought to put it here was a genius. It always makes me giggle when I see it.

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Reviewed 23 October 2016

This has got to be the smallest jailhouse we have ever seen. Had to get our picture taken to show just how small,it actually was. Shame we could see inside as it was all locked up at the time of our visit.

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