#460:  Second Garrote

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On State Hwy 120 (P.M. 34. 7), 2.4 mi SE of Groveland





Private Plaque



From the plaque:

A sizable settlement was established at this rich placer location in 1849 by miners spreading east from Big Oak Flat and Groveland. The famous hangman's tree, part of which still stands (1950), is reported to have been instrumental in the death of a number of law-breakers during the heyday of this locality, hence its name.

Tablet placed by California Centennials Commission. Base provided by Charles G. Hall Pst No. 3668 V.F.W. Dedicated September 17, 1950.

David Schmitt