Placerville, California: Hanged Dummy at Hangman's Tree

A dummy dangles from a noose outside the Hangman's Tree ice cream parlor. The stump of the white oak tree used in Placerville's first hanging (1849) is supposedly in the building's basement (Placerville was once known as Hangtown). A plaque next to city hall asks for empathy for the hangmen.
316 Main St., Placerville, CA
Main St. north side, east of Sacramento St.
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Hanged Dummy at Hangman's Tree

The Dummy is still there, but the Hangman's Tree is no longer a tavern; it's an ice cream parlor.

[Dwight, 10/14/2017]

Delivering a double-scoop of Wild West justice.

Hanged dummy.

Hangtown Dummy

Saw him hanging proudly today! Now the building below had a new business, no longer a condemned building!

[Princess Jewell, 04/01/2017]

Hangman's Tree historic spot.

Hanged Dummy at Hangman's Tree

Interesting place! I saw a noose but no dummy.

[Janet, 04/24/2016]

Dummy and historical marker.

Hanged Dummy at Hangman's Tree

Closed and boarded up but still visible from the Main Street.

[Allison, 11/11/2013]

For us the attraction is the dummy, so all is well as long as a building still stands for it to dangle from.

Hangman's Tree.

Hanged Dummy at Hangman's Tree

The building that the Hangman's Tree bar occupies is closed, fenced off and looks like it is being renovated. The mannequin still swings from a noose.

[Meg Zorn, 10/22/2013]

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