Sunday, December 18, 2005

No one actually hung here

The Hanging Tree Posted by Picasa

The saloon was nearby and though no one ever really got hung from the hanging tree, my book says, "it was used to chain overzealous cowboys when they had too much booze and got too rowdy during the dances. They would chain the miscreant to the tree by the wrist or ankle until he sobered up or promised to behave himself." Ha!

It's a Shell Oak and supposed to be about 200 years old. It's not very big for such an old tree.

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