Robbers’ Ravine Bridge on the Johnny Cash Trail

Hummingbird on the Trail
Folsom State Prison

Folsom Prison is California’s second-oldest correctional facility and one of the nation’s first maximum-security prisons built after the Gold Rush.

The outer perimeter of Folsom Prison

On the outskirts of the prison there’s a trail dedicated to Johnny Cash.

Right this way.

In 1966 and 1968 Johnny Cash performed on site for the inmates and Folsom Prison Blues became a top 40 hit.

Johnny Cash Trail
Robbers’ Ravine Bridge

In the mid to late 1800’s robbers would frequently hide out in the ravine below this bridge after their exploits which primarily involved stage coach robberies. The bridge and trail are relatively new additions to the area honoring a rich past.


12 replies to “Robbers’ Ravine Bridge on the Johnny Cash Trail

      1. I was in the news biz full time from college graduation at the end of the 1970s until they sent us away from the big daily in 2013, Sandra. And with a weekly column about the library part of my communications job, I’d say I still am in it …

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