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Near Groveland in Tuolumne County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
 

Second Garrote

 

— Mark Twain Bret Harte Trail —

 
Second Garrote Mark Twain Bret Harte Trail Marker image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, October 16, 2006
1. Second Garrote Mark Twain Bret Harte Trail Marker
Inscription.  Sizable settlement established at this rich placer location in 1849 by miners spreading east from Big Oak Flat and Groveland. Famous Hangman's Tree, part of which still stands (1950), reported to have been instrumental in death of a number of law-breakers during heyday of this locality, hence its name.
 
Erected 1950 by Tablet Placed By California Centennials Commission. Base Provided By Charles G. Hall Post No. 3668 V.F.W. Dedicated September 15, 1950. (Marker Number 460.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: LandmarksNotable PlacesSettlements & Settlers. In addition, it is included in the California Historical Landmarks, and the Mark Twain Bret Harte Trail series lists.
 
Location. 37° 49.492′ N, 120° 11.748′ W. Marker is near Groveland, California, in Tuolumne County. Marker is on Old California Highway 120 (Highway 120), on the left when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Groveland CA 95321, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the
Second Garrote Mark Twain Bret Harte Trail Marker image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, October 16, 2006
2. Second Garrote Mark Twain Bret Harte Trail Marker
crow flies. Arrastra (approx. 2 miles away); Groveland Hotel (approx. 2.1 miles away); Iron Door Saloon (approx. 2.1 miles away); Groveland (approx. 2.1 miles away); Joseph E. Lemos (approx. 3.4 miles away); Big Oak Flat (approx. 3.4 miles away); Haigh Ranch (approx. 6.4 miles away); Ferretti Shrine (approx. 6.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Groveland.
 
Hanging Tree Plaque image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, October 16, 2006
3. Hanging Tree Plaque
This plaque is attached to The Hanging Tree
The Hanging Tree image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, October 16, 2006
4. The Hanging Tree
Marker and Hanging Tree image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, October 16, 2006
5. Marker and Hanging Tree
Vintage Postcard of The Hangman's Tree <br>(Site of many executions) image. Click for full size.
Mike Roberts, Berkeley, Ca. Distributed by Bob Ball, Visalia,Ca
6. Vintage Postcard of The Hangman's Tree
(Site of many executions)
One of the many historical Mother Lode landmarks on scenic Highway 120 to Yosemite National Park. A sixty-mile drive through a Sierra Mountain wonderland
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 1, 2021. It was originally submitted on August 14, 2008, by Syd Whittle of Mesa, Arizona. This page has been viewed 1,625 times since then and 3 times this year. Last updated on December 30, 2020, by James King of San Miguel, California. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on August 14, 2008, by Syd Whittle of Mesa, Arizona.   6. submitted on September 4, 2008, by Syd Whittle of Mesa, Arizona. • J. Makali Bruton was the editor who published this page.
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