TRAIN ROBBER Bill Miner has made a "return visit" to the Historic Old Jail

Post date: Oct 12, 2012 3:44:17 PM

The 1884 Lumpkin County Jail & Museum will be open on Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 20-21, from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. during the 2012 Gold Rush Days for free tours conducted by members of the Lumpkin County Historical Society. The Jail, which was placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1985, is located on Enota Street next to the Cannery Art Center two blocks east of Dahlonega’s Historic Public Square.

The Museum displays at the Old Jail include household items that would have been used in the 1800s and early 1900s, artifacts from daily life during those times, and vintage photographs including gold mining scenes, historical buildings and significant events. A new item in the jail is a cardboard cutout of a picture of Bill Miner (also known as the Gentleman Bandit and the Grey Fox, the most famous resident of the Historic Old Jail.