E. T. Barnum  Jail  Cells

     On May 16 1902 the city council instructed the clerk to look for steel cage jails and get pricing.
     On June 6 1902 Papers pertaining to the plans and specifications of the jail cell was turned over to the financial committee.
     On October  10 1902 the Burden City Council authorizer the payment of $217.00  to E. T. Barnum Wire and Iron Works Manufactures of Jail Cells in Detroit Michigan.
     On February 20 1903 W. L. Hutton was paid $8.00 for painting the new jail and R. L. Bailey was paid $2.25 for paint.