Wickenburg, Arizona: The Jail Tree

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N. Tegner St., Wickenburg, AZ
Downtown. On the east side of N. Tegner St., just north of its intersection with US Hwy 60/E. Wickenburg Way.
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The Jail Tree.

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. Roadsideamerica.com Report... [05/03/2017]

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The Jail Tree

The Jail Tree is on the corner of Wickenburg and Tegner in downtown Wickenburg.

[Kim Ruff, 05/19/2020]
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.

Nearby Offbeat Places

Bolo Tie MuseumBolo Tie Museum, Wickenburg, AZ - < 1 mi.
Giant SpursGiant Spurs, Wickenburg, AZ - 5 mi.
Frog RockFrog Rock, Congress, AZ - 16 mi.
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Alcor Cryonics Tour, Scottsdale, AZ - 53 mi.

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