Are you thinking I've sent this image to my computer photo shop program?
What I actually did was get very close to this hole, and look through it with my camera lens.
The hole is slightly larger than a bullet hole....and smaller than a door knob. I found this interesting piece of history on the second floor of the historic jail, in a town very close to the farm.
The peephole was used to keep a watchful eye on the prisoners on the first floor.
The jail was built in 1883 with monies from 22 bonds of $1,000 each, issued by the county.
It was constructed of Blue Sandstone that was hauled in by ox wagon from the nearby community of Muldoon.
As shown in a previous post, the same stone has been used on the courthouse.
The Victorian Gothic structure is reminiscent of a European cathedral.
The iron fence was ordered from Philadelphia for $2,074.
Two prisoners from the Bonnie and Clyde Gang were housed in one of the cells like this.
I was able to photograph a framed photo of the original 16 cells. The story is suggested that the jail is haunted by the Widow Dach, who starved herself to death while imprisoned here.
Looking at this painting, you may have guessed it...the famous Chicken Ranch was in this county.
And, this is the famous sheriff portrayed in the movie, starring Bert Reynolds as the sheriff.
After completing my tour of this famous jail, I decided to walk over to the Square to have a latte. Before entering the coffee shop, I looked over my shoulder....and smiled. There was the top of the jailhouse in the background.
History, even in small towns, is there to enjoy. You just have to be willing to look for it...