Placerville in El Dorado County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
This was the site of Elstner’s Hay Yard on which stood the
Erected 1934 by Marguerite Parlor No. 12 N.D.G.W. and Placerville Parlor No. 9 N.S.G.W. May 31, 1934. (Marker Number 141.)
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Landmarks • Notable Places. In addition, it is included in the California Historical Landmarks, the Historic Trees, and the Native Sons/Daughters of the Golden West series lists.
Location. 38° 43.697′ N, 120° 48.147′ W. Marker is in Placerville, California, in El Dorado County. Marker is at the intersection of Main Street and Center Street on Main Street. The marker is on the wall of the Hangman's Tree Historic Spot Bar. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 305 Main Street, Placerville CA 95667, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At The Forum Café / Union Hotel / United States Trio Hall / The Forum Café / The Blue Bell Café (within shouting distance of this marker); Branch Saloon/Bingham's Jewelrey/Seligman Building/Ewing Building (within shouting distance of this marker); Bayles Building (1853) (within shouting distance of this marker); Three Unfortunates Hanged (within shouting distance of this marker); John A. "Snowshoe" Thompson (within shouting distance of this marker); Placerville Pony Express (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Snowshoe Thompson (about 300 feet away); Randolph Jewelers (about 300 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Placerville.
More about this marker. This site is a California Registered Historical Landmark (No. 141).
Also see . . . Old Hangtown. Gold Rush Chronicles website entry (Submitted on August 20, 2008.)
1. Hangman's Tree
Hangman’s Tree Bar closed in 2008, when the city of Placerville declared the building unsafe and recommended demolition. In 2012, Sue and Tim Taylor purchased the building and the adjacent Herrick Building and began restoring both. In 2017, the Taylors opened the Hangman’s Tree Ice Cream Saloon. Ms. Taylor says the stump of the famous oak is still beneath the floor in the middle of the shop.
Source: Comstock's Magazine, 20 September 2019
— Submitted November 17, 2022, by Alvis Hendley of San Francisco, California.
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