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Sierra County Sheriffs Gallows

Adjacent to the Sierra County Courthouse, Downieville, CA
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Must See in Downieville

I can't believe I never saw this slice of history before. I have been to Downieville several times... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Jan501
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Susanville, California
Mountain Weekend

Take a quick side trip to see this and learn some of the history of the region. Interesting to see... read more

Reviewed 19 September 2017
Vaughn4
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Dixon, California
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2 days ago
“Must See in Downieville”
19 Sep 2017
“Mountain Weekend”
Suggested Duration: < 1 hour
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Adjacent to the Sierra County Courthouse, Downieville, CA
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Reviewed 2 days ago

I can't believe I never saw this slice of history before. I have been to Downieville several times, and totally missed it. This is a must-see bit of California history, sort of tucked in a corner near the Sheriff Station and Courthouse.

Thank Jan501
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Reviewed 19 September 2017

Take a quick side trip to see this and learn some of the history of the region. Interesting to see a real life gallows and to hear some of the stories.

Thank Vaughn4
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Reviewed 20 August 2017 via mobile

This should be part of your tour of Downieville. There is a monument and plaque along with the gallows. Make sure you get a map of Downieville.

Thank Jim K
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Reviewed 30 September 2015

If you like gold you have to stop in and take a 5 minute look at the Sierra County nugget display which is a replica of the National History Museum in Los Angeles.

Thank MITCHEL N
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Reviewed 5 July 2015

Have you ever seen a public Gallows? One like this was last used in 1884 in Sierra County. It is displyed outside of the old jail. We were told by a tour guide that the only women to be hung in Sierra County was kept...More

1  Thank Grenville F
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