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

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