Media Life: Newcastle contractor constructs Johnny Cash Trail spanBy: Gus Thomson, Reporter/Columnist
Folsom’s new $3.8 million overcrossing on the Johnny Cash Trail gets the ribbon-cutting treatment on Saturday with the Man in Black’s daughter Rosanne Cash helping out.
Folsom, Cash and Co. have a
Westcon was working under a tight deadline, with the 80,000-pound pre-fabricated bridge arriving from
The timeline was tight because the ribbon-cutting was set to coincide with an appearance in Folsom by Rosanne Cash for a concert tonight at the city’s
Eric Campbell, Westcon president and founder, said that one of the nuances that Westcon was pleased in helping provide was a finish on what would have been a plain concrete entrance wall that mimics the granite of the circa 1880s prison.
With Cash’s “Folsom Prison Blues” known around the world and bringing Folsom a fortunate claim to fame as a result, the city is honoring Cash with a distinctive overcrossing as part of the Johnny Cash Trail. The trail is planned to eventually extend over the city’s historic truss bridge to
The public is being invited to view exhibits and take in entertainment from 9 a.m. to high noon Saturday. The ribbon-cutting ceremony starts at 10 a.m.
And, no, Cash never served a millisecond of time in Folsom Prison. A passionate advocate for prisoner’s rights, he entertained in dozens of similar facilities. It just so happened that his recording company gave him the green light to film at Folsom and the performance became one for the ages.
It’s not that Folsom Prison didn’t handle its share of notable inmates over the years. Singer Rick James, he of funk-pop “Super Freak” fame, spent five years behind bars there in the 1990s. He left in a limo.
Other alumni include Charles Manson, leader of a murderous cult in 1960s
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Media Life’s Gus Thomson can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org or (530) 852-0232. Also catch Thomson on Twitter at AJ_Media_Life.