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Near Tustin in Orange County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
 

Hanging Tree

 
 
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By Michael Kindig, August 20, 2010
1. Hanging Tree Marker
Inscription.  Under this tree General Andres Pico hung two banditos of the Flores Gang in 1857.
 
Erected 1967 by El Viaje de Portola Ride.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Law EnforcementNotable Events. In addition, it is included in the Historic Trees 🌲 series list.
 
Location. 33° 45.791′ N, 117° 44.036′ W. Marker is near Tustin, California, in Orange County. Marker and Hanging Tree may only be accessed by taking a strenuous 10-mile Irvine Ranch Conservancy docent led hike. The hike is recommended only for experienced hikers 16 and older. Directions to the starting point of the hike can be obtained after signing up for the hike. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Tustin CA 92782, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Irvine Park (approx. 2.4 miles away); Red Hill (approx. 3.4 miles away); a different marker also named Red Hill (approx. 3.4 miles away); Cañada De Los Bueyes (approx. 4.3
Hanging Tree Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael Kindig, August 20, 2010
2. Hanging Tree Marker
miles away); Submerged Dam (approx. 4½ miles away); Site of Carbondale (approx. 4.7 miles away); Grijalva Adobe Site (approx. 4.9 miles away); Columbus Tustin (approx. 5.4 miles away).
 
More about this marker. The marker was placed by El Viaje de Portola Ride, a horseback riding group. The long forgotten marker was re-discovered following the 2007 Santiago Fire.
 
Related marker. Click here for another marker that is related to this marker.
 
Also see . . .  Juan Flores. A wikipedia article detailing the myths and facts surrounding Juan Flores and his gang known as "las Manillas" (the Handcuffs) and the killing of Sheriff Barton which led to the capture of the gang and the hanging of two members at this tree. (Submitted on November 29, 2011.) 
 
Additional keywords. Outlaws, Juan Flores
 
Hanging Tree image. Click for full size.
By Michael Kindig, August 20, 2010
3. Hanging Tree
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 26, 2020. It was originally submitted on November 28, 2011. This page has been viewed 1,375 times since then and 12 times this year. Last updated on August 25, 2020, by Craig Baker of Sylmar, California. Photos:   1. submitted on November 28, 2011, by Michael Kindig of Long Beach, California.   2, 3. submitted on November 29, 2011, by Michael Kindig of Long Beach, California. • J. Makali Bruton was the editor who published this page.
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