Roundup, Montana: The Hanging Tree

Historic 19th century instrument of justice that really did kill people, and was later moved into town for the edification of visitors. A noose dangles from a high branch, safely out of reach.
Address:
Main St., Roundup, MT
Directions:
Downtown, on the west side of Main St./Hwy 12, between 3rd and 4th Aves.
Admission:
Free.
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Hanging Tree. The Hanging Tree

While visiting my sister in Roundup, she told us about a Hanging Tree from the 1880s. My buddy Vern and I had to check it out. Sure enough, right on Main St. there was a hanging tree with a nice plaque explaining it. Great stop if you are in the area.

[Roman Vondriska, 10/30/2010]

The sign claims it's the same tree used to hang two men accused of cattle rustling (they were innocent) 8 miles west of Roundup, so apparently it was moved to town for hanging tree fan convenience. The noose is too high for photo ops or dim-witted accidents.

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