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HANGMAN'S TREE

Historical Landmark

NPS Number: 77000287

Description:
In the days of 1849, when this city was called Hangtown, vigilantes executed many men for various crimes. This was the site of Hay Yard, on which stood the 'Hangman's Tree.' The stump of the tree is under the building on which the plaque is placed.

Registration Date: 6/6/1934

Location:
City: Placerville
County: El Dorado

Directions:
305 Main St. Placerville

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