Mark Twain Bret Harte Trail
Sizable settlement established at this rich placer location in 1849 by miners spreading east from
Big Oak Flat and Groveland. Famous Hangman's Tree, part of which still stands (1950). Reported to have
been instrumental in death of a number of law-breakers during the heyday of this locality, hence its name.
State Registered Landmark No. 460
Plaque placed by California Centennials Commission
Base provided by Charles G. Hall Post No. 3668 V.F.W.
Dedicated September 17, 1950