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Jackson in Amador County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
 

Hangman's Tree

 
 
Hangman's Tree Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Syd Whittle, February 13, 2010
1. Hangman's Tree Marker
Inscription.  
Here stood
in early days the
Hangman’s Tree
This marker placed by
Ursula Parlor No.1
N.D.G.W
July 24, 1937

 
Erected by Native Daughters of the Golden West.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Notable Places. In addition, it is included in the Historic Trees, and the Native Sons/Daughters of the Golden West series lists. A significant historical month for this entry is July 1915.
 
Location. 38° 20.913′ N, 120° 46.423′ W. Marker is in Jackson, California, in Amador County. Marker is on Main Street. Marker is embedded in the sidewalk in front of the Rosebud Café. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 24 Main Street, Jackson CA 95642, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Tellier's St. Louis Saloon (a few steps from this marker); Lory, Gallo Hotel & Astor House (a few steps from this marker); Webb Building & Old Livery Stable (a few steps from this marker); Adam's Express Agency (a few steps from this marker); M Harris Clothing Store
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(within shouting distance of this marker); Wells Fargo & Co. Express and Banking Office (within shouting distance of this marker); U.S. Bakery, Early Amador Dispatch (within shouting distance of this marker); Union Hotel & Odd Fellows Hall Lodge #36 (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Jackson.
 
Regarding Hangman's Tree. This was also the site of the shooting of County Clerk Colonel Collier. See Nearby Marker -Jackson- for additional information.

From the Jackson Historic Main Street Walking Tour Brochure:

"The restaurant is in two buildings, the large dining area in the two-story buildings, erected after the 1862 fire by Ingalls and Kay. The other part of the restaurant sits on part of the site of the pioneer saloon and restaurant probably established in January, 1849, by town founder Louis Tellier. He set up his tent beneath a live oak from which, 1851 to 1855, 10 men were lynched. The historic live oak, damaged by the 1862 fire, had to be cut down."
 
Hangman's Tree Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Syd Whittle, February 21, 2010
2. Hangman's Tree Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on February 23, 2010, by Syd Whittle of Mesa, Arizona. This page has been viewed 1,529 times since then and 46 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on February 23, 2010, by Syd Whittle of Mesa, Arizona.

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