Hangman's Tree Plaque
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Rumpled
N 33° 45.791 W 117° 44.035
11S E 432036 N 3736140
Quick Description: A plaque noting a hanging in 1857.
Location: California, United States
Date Posted: 3/20/2011 4:59:10 PM
Waymark Code: WMB0PP
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member MrsMcFly
Views: 5

Long Description:
This waymark is for a plaque denoting a historical event in Orange County. Currently, the only access to this site is by docent led hikes on the Irvine Ranch Conservancy. To sign up for a hike, go to www.irlandmarks.org and navigate to the Activities and Programs tab. Hikes to this spot are held approximately quarterly. You will want a hike that mentions Hangman's Tree as one of the destinations. The hike will be a strenous one, with a distance of at least 5 miles including very steep hills.

The text of the plaque is as follows
"UNDER THIS TREE GENERAL
ANDRES PICO HUNG TWO
BANDITOS OF THE FLORES
GANG IN 1857

DEDICATED
EL VIAJE DE PORTOLA RIDE
APRIL 1967"

Here are a couple of web sources for some information on the site and event

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Group that erected the marker: El Viaje de Portola Ride

URL of a web site with more information about the history mentioned on the sign: [Web Link]

Address of where the marker is located. Approximate if necessary:
Santiago Canyon Road
Tustin, CA USA
92782


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