Folsom Prison Blues

“I hear the train a comin’
It’s rollin’ ’round the bend,
And I ain’t seen the sunshine,
Since, I don’t know when,
I’m stuck in Folsom Prison,
And time keeps draggin’ on,
But that train keeps a-rollin’,
On down to San Antone….”

Folsom Prison Blues, a famous songs by Johnny Cash that has made Folsom Prison famous itself. I took a casual drive around the old town of Folsom and came across the entrance into Folsom Prison, located quite closely to Folsom City Hall.

Views from outside

Most of the areas are restricted of course, but they have a museum that have some historical items on display.

Folsom Prison Museum

Logo of the museum

They have interesting items on display, including a ferries wheel made from toothpicks by inmates, and it’s almost 60 years old.

The Wheel of Fortune

Wheel of Fortune

Historic Building Blocks Unearthed

And the spooky eternal inmate as he is called.

Eternal Inmate

Key to Freedom!!!

And not to be missed, admission photo of Johnny Cash.

Johnny Cash

Old Combination Toilet Lavatory

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