|City/Town: • Koshkonong|
|Location Class: • Jail|
|Built: • 1902 | Abandoned: • 1948|
|Status: • Abandoned|
|Photojournalist: • Randy Cossairt|
The Kosh City Jail is typical of a frontier calaboose, a single cell constructed of concrete and tiny windows. Allegedly constructed in 1902 the city got many years of use out of the jail, although if were going off newspaper records it seems it wasn’t used much.
Allegedly the last use of the jail came in August 1947 when a gentleman was arrested by Seargent Jimmie Howard of MHP on an auto-theft charge. In 1971 Pearl Boles, Irvin Standley and other Koshkonong citizens banded together to make the Koshkonong frontier jail a historic attraction. The jail property was donated to the city by Ted Standley on October 16, 2018. A beautiful sign was erected and now all history buffs can visit.
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