Wait, do WE own a horse??
Trip Start May 01, 2013
127Trip End May 01, 2014
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Murieta Equestrian Center
Day 165 - Today we took a tour by ourselves around the area and we will meet with Alan and Stana tonight. We headed to Plymouth, Drytown, Jackson and Sutter Creek. We went through wine country and gold rush towns. It was very nice to see all the different small towns and their town centers. Some more populated than others.
Day 166 - Today Alan took Nick and me on a tour that took us to Folsom Prison (wow) and the town of Coloma which was part of the gold rush days in California. Unfortunately, we spent so much time at the Prison Museum (it is run by the retired guards and we spoke to one for over an hour) that we didn't get to the other destination until it was too late and the Museum there was closing
Now here's your history lesson: Folsom Prison -
First Prisoner admitted - July 26, 1880
Rated Capacity - 1,958 (it now houses 2500 to 5,500!! (They now have a second building, but the second building houses the "crazies" and there are 800 of them in the Psychiatric Ward. Ugh
Size, total acres - 1,000
Number of cells - 1700
The decision to build another prison to relieve the serious overcrowding at San Quentin was decided in 1858 - but construction didn't begin until 1878. The cells started off being 8' by 4' by 2'. The cell doors were solid iron with a 6" by 2".
The day before we got to the Museum, the guard was telling us that they had had 2 stabbings of guards and that it happens all the time
It really sent chills down your spine just being there. Charles Manson was here at one time, as were the Menendez Brothers and Jimmy Jones. All hardened criminals and not afraid to kill while they are there. So scary. This guard we spoke with had been stabbed several times. How's that for a job? No way!!!