Monday, January 31, 2011

California Historical Landmark #141

Hangman's Tree
California State Historical Landmark #141

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This landmark is located at 305 Main Street Placerville, California in El Dorado County. There are 29 other California State Historical Landmarks in El Dorado County. The GPS coordinates for this location are N 38° 43.703 W 120° 48.145.

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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.

California Historical Landmark #141

As of December 29, 2010, the building is being renovated. Here is an older picture of the building.


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