California State Historic Landmark 141
This city in the days of '49 was called "Hangtown"
This was the site of Elstner's hay yard on which stood the 'hangman's tree where
vigilantes executed many men for various crimes. The stump of the tree is under
305 Main St, Placerville.
Site is now a bar called "Hangman's Tree", complete with a dummy hanging from the front of the
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