|Cyanide storage building|
After spending some time up on the hill, we took a nice hike back to where the Assay Office stood. As we reached the end of the path near the buildings, we saw where the “Hanging Tree” stood. From this huge Ironwood tree, 18 men were hung for stealing gold. Many have reported seeing shadow figures and hearing voices near the tree. I was told by a friend that the stories about the hanging tree were not true and made up by a bunch of men in a bar to attract tourists. I can believe that, lol.
On the way out and near the entrance is the Vulture Mine gate house. The place was closed, so I just took pictures. Next to that building was a dilapidated restroom. The walls were being held up by wood planks; the roof looked like it was going to drop; the toilet and sink were broken and lying on the floor.