In the early mining days of California's Gold Rush, the town of Placerville was known as 'HangTown'. Today it is a bustling & busy centrally located city for thousands who live in the rural foothills of the Western Sierra.
description: aka: Hang Town
Historic Gold Country with main street shopping & many services. Restaurants, antique shops, sporting goods, jewelers & much more. Countryside with rolling hills, homes, oak trees & gold mining history. I guess the miners were pretty mean guys, cuz they are known to have killed off the California state grizzly bears & also hung their outlaw brothers.
Ranger Station 530-622-5061
El Dorado National Forest
100 Forni Road, Placerville, CA