You’re looking down a lone road that dives ever deeper into Death Valley, California. Ahead of you lays one of the lowest (and hottest) land elevations in the entire North American continent. Behind you lay the same road, climbing out into the vast sprawling deserts of Nevada… the next stop looks like Rhyolite. Which adventure do you choose: Death Valley or Rhyolite?
Well this isn’t exactly a “pen”, I know… If I understand correctly, this was actually an area for a select number of patients of Fairview Training Center to get some nice… you know, outdoor exposure (without actually visually exposing them to any other nearby individuals, of course). So essentially an exercise pen, if you will.
An old image from a creepy bathroom inside the Fairview Training Center, originally established in 1907 as the State Institution for the Feeble-Minded.