Downieville, California: California's Only Public Gallows

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Address:
101 Nevada St., Downieville, CA
Directions:
Hwy 49 into town. Turn south onto Nevada St. (just west of Commercial St.), cross the river, and drive to Courthouse Square. The gallows stands adjacent to the courthouse.
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California's Only Public Gallows

Built in 1885 and used only once. Its re-dedication in 1988 was attended by descendants of the only person hanged on it.

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Historical marker for the gallows.

California's Only Public Gallows

Don't forget to take a peek at the old jailhouse, located right behind the gallows.

[Natali M, 03/29/2021]

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