J. L. Davis—Diamondfield Jack—spent most
of 6 years in the Cassia County jail while
the courts and pardon board were trying
to figure out what to do with him.
By far the best known of the gunmen who fought
in Idaho's sheep and cattle wars, he was tried
here for shooting two sheepherders in 1896.
After he was convicted, other cattlement confessed
to the crime. Twice he narrowly escaped hanging
before the pardon board turned him loose
late in 1902 after deciding he wasn't
guilty after all.
Note: The old Cassia County jail stood in this park.