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Historically, it was quite common to have a business supervise the jail.  

Since of the residents of towns shared a strong faith in God; agreed on standards of right and wrong and kept their families intact, crime did not have a foothold, and small towns did not have a great need for jails and full time law enforcement officials.  A business like the newspaper could easily manage the jail responsibilities.

The printing press and equipment came from the Annandale Advocate, the weekly newspaper which has been printed continuously since 1889. The press though wired for electricity, is almost identical to the hand press of earlier times.  Each drawer in the typesetting cabinet holds the complete alphabet in a different style or size.

Handbills and other printing needs were handled by the newspaper between its weekly printings.
18) Jail & Print Shop