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October 31, 1988 | CHARLES HILLINGER, Times Staff Writer
Tonight, as this Sierra County hamlet in Northern California celebrates Halloween, a spotlight will shine eerily on the only gallows on public display that was actually used in a California hanging. Glowing in the yellow light will be a noose formed with 13 wraps of a rope dangling from a cross beam, a sprung trap door, and the 13 steps leading to the platform of the gallows. "It's a piece of history, a slice of the Old West.
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October 31, 1988 | CHARLES HILLINGER, Times Staff Writer
Tonight, as this Sierra County hamlet in Northern California celebrates Halloween, a spotlight will shine eerily on the only gallows on public display that was actually used in a California hanging. Glowing in the yellow light will be a noose formed with 13 wraps of a rope dangling from a cross beam, a sprung trap door, and the 13 steps leading to the platform of the gallows. "It's a piece of history, a slice of the Old West.
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