Prickly Pear of Justice
The old courthouse in Stiles has been abandoned for almost 95 years. A fire in 1998 burned the roof and the interior, but the stone skeleton still stands
. As you can see, the jail cell on the left hand side of the photo has a prickly pear growing on the roof. I drove about 200 miles out of my way to see this and when I got there it was pouring rain. Mud puddles every where. So I waited and waited and waited ..... Fortunatelly the rain let up toward sundown.
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