Irvine, California: Hangman's Tree Monument

Marks the spot where "two banditos" were strung up in 1857. This forgotten monument to vigilante justice was rediscovered when a 2007 wildfire fire burned away the brush.

Address:
Presida Canyon Rd, Irvine, CA
Directions:
About 100 yards from Hwy 241/Foothill Toll Rd, near the end of Presida Canyon Rd. Behind a gate; call the Irvine Ranch Conservancy if you want to join one of the tours.
Hours:
Accessible via Conservancy tour. (Call to verify) Local health policies may affect hours and access.
Phone:
949-809-5771
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Plaque for Hangman's Tree Monument.

Hangman's Tree Monument

The Hangman's Tree Monument can only be accessed while on one of the Irvine Ranch Conservancy's hikes.

[Erica, 03/12/2012]

The plaque reads: "Under this tree, General Andres Pico Hung Two Banditos of the Flores Gang in 1857."


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