It is Known As Hangtown! - Photo

Home Builder with Dry Rot and Water Damage Mobile - 916-765-5366 CSL#642819



Always a surprise to the visitors of Hangtown (Placerville). The man hanging can be a little unsettling at first but it has been around for decades as a conversation piece. It is located on Main Street and hangs there all day every day with a few exceptions. Placerville has been around for some time and this used to be how justice was handed down here.

Comments (12)

Sussie Sutton
David Tracy Real Estate - Houston, TX
David Tracy Real Estate for Buyers & Sellers

I guess this place in is in CA? It is a cool conversation piece! We in Texas hang giant fish, whole cars.... and a variety of other things to talk about.... always works here.

Nov 23, 2014 05:59 AM
David Shamansky
US Mortgages - David Shamansky - Highlands Ranch, CO
Creative, Aggressive & 560 FICO - OK, Colorado Mtg

It makes you wonder that all fo the "new" ways we deal with criminals seems to give them less to lose and more power?

I think if this was in todays rules we would see less crimes

Nov 23, 2014 06:05 AM
Tom Arstingstall, General Contractor, Dry Rot, Water Damage Sacramento, El Dorado County - (916) 765-5366
Dry Rot and Water Damage Mobile - 916-765-5366 - Placerville, CA
General Contractor, Dry Rot and Water Damage

Texas is pretty serious with their criminal justine, I don't know if they need a conversation piece Sussie Sutton .  

Nov 23, 2014 06:07 AM
Ed Silva
Mapleridge Realty, CT 203-206-0754 - Waterbury, CT
Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally

That speaks to the justice of the Old West when people faced a severe crime for killing or stealing a horse. No civil liberties crowd screaming poor murderer.

Nov 23, 2014 06:43 AM
Tom White
Franklin Homes Realty LLC (615) 495-0752 or - Franklin, TN
Franklin Homes Realty LLC, Franklin TN

Tom, I get it's the Old West but...I think it's a little creepy! 

Nov 23, 2014 07:05 AM
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

Tom loved the picture, kind of reminded me of how far our justice system has come...or not..:), Endre

Nov 23, 2014 10:38 AM
Jon Kolsky
Kolsky Realty & Management - Long Beach, CA
Licensed California Real Estate Broker

Tom Arstingstall, General Contractor, Dry Rot, Water Damage Sacramento, El Dorado County - (916) 765-5366 ~ what a picture and what a name! & BTW: My daughter and I love playing hangman

Nov 23, 2014 11:04 AM
Mike Cooper, Broker VA,WV, MD
Cornerstone Business Group Inc - Winchester, VA
Your Neighborhood Real Estate Sales Pro

Tom, there has got to be a story there. I wonder if there is a historical context for the hanging man, or was he just somebodies zany idea?

Nov 23, 2014 12:18 PM
Sheila Newton Team Anderson & Greenville SC
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices - C. Dan Joyner - Anderson, SC
Selling the Upstate since 1989

aren't you glad we live in a time where we don't get hanged for mistakes ... LOL cool photo!

Nov 23, 2014 12:21 PM
Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, EXP - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

Lots of interesting mining history in our part of the country Tom, and some of it hanging from the sides of buildings to this day.  Thanks for sharing the pic.


Nov 23, 2014 01:16 PM
Sharon Tara
Sharon Tara Transformations - Portsmouth, NH
New Hampshire Home Stager

A little creepy for sure!  I had not seen this or heard of this before.  

Nov 23, 2014 09:36 PM
Elyse Berman, PA
Best Connections Realty, Inc. - Boca Raton, FL
Boca Raton FL (561) 716-7824 CRS, ABR, GRI,ePR

Tom Arstingstall, General Contractor, Dry Rot, Water Damage Sacramento, El Dorado County - (916) 765-5366 Would definitely stop me in my tracks.  Placerville sounds like an interesting town.

Nov 24, 2014 10:53 AM