California Historical Landmarks in El Dorado County

California Historical Landmark 141
Hangman's Tree
305 Main Street
Placerville

California Historical Landmark #141: Hangman's Tree

  California Historical Landmark #141: Hangman's Tree
24 February 2007
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This city in the days of '49' was called
"HANGTOWN"

This was the site of Elstner's Hay Yard, on which stood the
'HANGMANS TREE'

where vigilantes executed many men for various crimes. The stump of the tree is under this building.

Dedicated May 31 1934 by Marguerite Parlor No 12
N. D. G. W.
And Placerville Parlor No 9
N. S. G. W.

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