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Archive for December 1st, 2013

Originally published in the BDHS newsletter, January 1983

Reminiscing with Jim Vernarelli by Ann Steiert

Black Diamond Jail

Black Diamond Jail

The people of today would not believe that in the early days of the 1900s, the town of Black Diamond had a very typical judge of the law who resembled a character of a judge of the early 1800s as seen on television in old Western movies.

His name was Judge Davis. He would hold court in a small shed or building, the size about 12 x 20, which was located behind his home on the now Baker St. and First Ave. (more…)

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