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"Oil lamps?" Top 5 Page for this destination Yuma Local Custom Tip by matcrazy1

Yuma Local Customs: 25 reviews and 28 photos

  OIL LAMP IN A CELL
by matcrazy1
 
 

I noticed oil lamps in cells of the prison. Hmm... wasn't it dangerous?
One of the early electrical generating plants in the West was utilized here to furnish power for lights and run a ventilation system in the cell blocks. So, did prisoners really use oil lamps there?

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  • Updated Aug 14, 2003
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