Gallows (HM1C36)

Location: Shasta, CA 96087 Shasta County
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N 40° 35.959', W 122° 29.5'

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This gallows is a restoration of the one on which John Baker and Charles Crouch were hanged on August 26, 1974, for the crime of murder. Before being hanged, and with permission of the officials, John Baker sang the following song:

"Faded Flowers"
Oh! The flowers that I saw in the wildwood,
have since dropped their beautiful leaves,
and the many dear friends of my childhood,
have slumbered for years in their graves.

Oh! The blooms of the flower I remember,
and the smiles I shall never more see;
for the cold chilly winds of December,
stole my flowers, my companions, from me.

There were many verses to the song, and all were sung with considerable feeling! Charles Crouch had nothing to say.
HM NumberHM1C36
Placed ByCalifornia State Parks
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Tuesday, September 9th, 2014 at 6:41pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)10T E 543009 N 4494403
Decimal Degrees40.59931667, -122.49166667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 40° 35.959', W 122° 29.5'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds40° 35' 57.54" N, 122° 29' 30.00" W
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Area Code(s)530
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 15275 Eureka Way, Shasta CA 96087, US
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