Wickenburg, Arizona: The Jail Tree

This is where Wickenburg chained its criminals in the days before it had a real prison. Evidently the bad guys in town had no friends with saws.
Address:
N. Tegner St., Wickenburg, AZ
Directions:
Downtown. On the east side of N. Tegner St., just north of its intersection with US Hwy 60/E. Wickenburg Way.
Admission:
Free
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Jail Tree

Still well maintained. Has a recording explaining the history. Very cute town.

[Mj, 10/18/2014]

The Jail Tree.

Jail Tree

Try the Jail Tree. At one time criminals were chained to a tree in Wickenburg, Arizona about 50 miles NW of Phoenix. This tree is a local landmark. Also check the Hassayampa River which dissects Wickenburg, Arizona. This river according to legend runs upside down (underground) and anyone who drinks from this river is doomed to never tell the truth again. The Hassayampa River Bridge has a sign warning you not to "fish from the bridge" into the dry riverbed.

[Helmut Zeller, 06/06/1999]

Oct. 2009 - photo added.

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Bolo Tie MuseumBolo Tie Museum, Wickenburg, AZ - < 1 mi.
Giant SpursGiant Spurs, Wickenburg, AZ - 5 mi.
Frog RockFrog Rock, Congress, AZ - 15 mi.
In the region:
Musical Instrument Museum, Phoenix, AZ - 48 mi.

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