Placerville, California: Hanged Dummy at Hangman's Tree

A dummy dangles from a second-floor noose at the Hangman's Tree tavern, which has been closed since 2008. The stump of the white oak tree used in Placerville's first hanging (1849) is supposedly in the tavern basement. Placerville was once known as Hangtown.
Address:
316 Main St (near), Placerville, CA
Directions:
Main St.north side, east of Sacramento St.
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Hanged dummy.

Hangtown Dummy

Saw him hanging proudly today! Now the building below had a new business, no longer a condemned building!

[Princess Jewell, 04/01/2017]

Hangman's Tree historic spot.

Hanged Dummy at Hangman's Tree

Interesting place! I saw a noose but no dummy.

[Janet, 04/24/2016]

Dummy and historical marker.

Hanged Dummy at Hangman's Tree

Closed and boarded up but still visible from the Main Street.

[Allison, 11/11/2013]

For us the attraction is the dummy, so all is well as long as a building still stands for it to dangle from.

Hangman's Tree.

Hanged Dummy at Hangman's Tree

The building that the Hangman's Tree bar occupies is closed, fenced off and looks like it is being renovated. The mannequin still swings from a noose.

[Meg Zorn, 10/22/2013]

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