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Day Trip #5

Enjoy a day seeking out all the California State Historical Landmarks in El Dorado County ... What a great way to share the history and beauty of El Dorado County! For this trip you will need a map!

Hangman's Tree #141

#141 Hangman's Tree, Placerville
With no more evidence than that, a short 30 minute trial took place and a unanimous "guilty" verdict was given. The crowd demanded that the men be sentenced to "death by hanging" and the rest was history. The famous hanging tree once stood in Elstner’s Hay Yard, next to the Jackass Inn. Today, the original stump from the old tree remains in the cellar of "The Hangman’s Tree" tavern on Historic Main Street, Placerville.

[Justice Wasn't Pretty ... printed on the El Dorado County Home Page, Nov. 1999]

Studebaker Brothers

#142 John Studebaker's Shop, Placerville
[John Mohler Studebaker ... printed on the El Dorado County Home Page, August 2000]

Marshall Monument

#143 Marshall Monument, Coloma
[Coloma, The Discovery of Gold ... printed on the El Dorado County Home Page, April 2000]

#319 Marshall's Blacksmith Shop, Kelsey
#456 Shingle Springs, Shingle Springs
#475 Old Dry Diggins - Old Hangtown - Placerville
#484 Georgetown, Georgetown
[Georgetown, Pride of the Mountains ... printed on the El Dorado County Home Page September 2000]
#486 El Dorado (Originally "Mud Springs"), El Dorado
#487 Diamond Springs, Diamond Springs
#521 Greenwood, Greenwood

Sutter's Mill

#530 Gold Discovery Site, Coloma
[Coloma, The Discovery of Gold ... printed on the El Dorado County Home Page, April 2000]

Bayley House

#551 Site of California's First Grange Hall, near Pilot Hill
Pilot Hill Grange No. 1, of 29 charter members: Master, F.D. Brown; Secretary, A.J. Bayley. Was organized August 10, 1870. The Grange Hall dedicated at this site November 23, 1880, was built by Alcander A. Bayley.
[The Bayley House, Then and Now ... printed on the El Dorado County Home Page, May 2000]

#699 Mormon Tavern - Overland Pony Express Route in California, El Dorado Hills
#700 El Dorado-Nevada House (Mud Springs) - Overland Pony Express Route in California, El Dorado
#701 Placerville - Overland Pony Express Route in California, Placerville
#703 Pleasant Grove House - Overland Pony Express Route in California, Rescue
#704 Sportsman's Hall - Overland Pony Express Route in California, Cedar Grove
#705 Moore's (Riverton) - Overland Pony Express Route in California, near Kyburz
#706 Webster's (Sugar Loaf House) - Overland Pony Express Route in California, near Kyburz

Strawberry Lodge

#707 Strawberry Valley House - Overland Pony Express Route in California, Strawberry
[Historic Strawberry Lodge ... printed on the El Dorado County Home Page, October 2000]

#747 Coloma Road - Rescue, Rescue #748 Coloma Road - Coloma, Coloma

Emmanual Methodist Episcopal Church

#767 Methodist Episcopal Church, Placerville
[Churches in Coloma... printed on the El Dorado County Home Page December 2000]

#815 Wakamatsu Tea and Silk Colony, Gold Hill

 
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