Day: October 12, 2021

Old Idaho Penitentiary gallows

The Deadly Gallows at Old Idaho State Penitentiary

Prior to the construction of the Gallows room at Cell House 5, executions of inmate was carried out at the penitentiary’s rose garden. Apart from being the test garden for rose company Jackon & Perkins, the garden was used for the periodic executions of inmates. From 1901 to 1926, a total of six inmates where hung at rose garden. The wooden gallows was eventually torn down in 1934 by the penitentiary warden after it was deemed to be a ‘bad influence’ to inmates.

St Louis Cemetery New Orleans

Is St Louis Cemetery Open to Public?

As of October 2021, only Saint Louis Cemetery No. 3 is opened to the public for access. Saint Louis Cemetery No. 1 and No. 2 are closed off to the public due to the COVID-19 pandemic as well as the numerous cases of vandalism that have occurred over the past years.