Hangman's Tree marker.

Here Stood the Hangman's Tree

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Jackson, California

Stand on the spot where at least ten men were hanged during California's Wild West heyday. The oak tree, conveniently located next to a town saloon, burned down in 1862, but it wasn't forgotten; in fact, a likeness of the Hangman's Tree was incorporated into the county's first official seal. 75 years later the Native Daughters of the Golden West placed a plaque in the sidewalk to mark the spot where the tree once stood.

Here Stood the Hangman's Tree

26 Main St., Jackson, CA
Downtown. On the east side of Main St., embedded in the sidewalk outside Rosebud's Cafe.
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