Dayton jail facts
• The Dayton firehouse was built in 1875. The jail was moved to this building in 1909 from the courthouse, which is now the site of the community center. The courthouse burned in 1908.
• The Dayton firehouse and jail are open only during special events and for scheduled tours.
• It has more than 600 visitors annually and survives by grants and donations.
• For information on tours, call Del Minor at (775) 246-0462, Mabel Masterson (775) 246-4457 or Laura Tenant at (775) 246-3256.
Dayton jail wall journals
Lo from my loved ones I have been taken
That’s why their hearts and mane has been forsaken
In the month of July in the year of 1915
I was arrested in Elko County and sent to the reform school.
I was there two week and ran away and roamed over
The country and last month Mar 15 I arrived in Goldfield
Where my dear mother and rest of family were.
But on the 13 day of March I was caught and am now
On my way back to Elko and was locked up here.
– Joe E. Gillette, Age 16, Goldfield
Was bound over to the District Court
Charged with asalt with intent to kill
Pearl Wheatley – injust liar
R.C. Darst – 1Ú4 Neagro – Pimp & Liar
Leana McGlathlin – Whore & Liar
Frank McGlathlin – Pimp & Liar
– Fred Wheatley, April 8, 1922