Thursday, January 29, 2015

Jail Tree

If you think Sheriff Joe's tent city would be a bad place to have to spend some time, just think how bad it would have been to get arrested in Wickenburg back in the late 1800's. They didn't have a jail so they chained them to a tree as depicted in this public sculpture.

10 comments:

Mersad said...

I bet that wasn't much fun for them under the hot sun.

Mersad
Mersad Donko Photography

Thérèse said...

Oh no!

EG CameraGirl said...

Chained to a tree sounds dreadful!

Sharon Anck said...

Oh my, that would be very dreadful.

Lowell said...

I guess the idea is "Don't be wicked in Wickenburg!" Ouch.

Thanks for your nice comment today. And yes, some of those girl riders can't be more than 11-12 years of age. But they are good.

Kathy said...

That's awfully close to where they might hang the noose!

William Kendall said...

That might well be worse than being in a jail cell. Out in the elements, having freedom staring you right in the face and not being able to touch it.

Catalyst/Taylor said...

I guess it's better than the hanging tree.

Randy said...

Doesn't look like a comfy place to sleep.

Kate said...

Sounds like a human rights violation!