Lake Tahoe & Placerville, California: Stand Up Paddle Boarding, Hangings, Emerald Bay

Lake Tahoe & Placerville, California: Stand Up Paddle Boarding, Hangings, Emerald Bay

Big and Small Travel visit Lake Tahoe and Placerville in California.

We explore South Lake Tahoe via foot, bike, and Stand-Up Paddle Board. Also, we check out the Gold Rush town of Placerville, where they used to hang people!?

Check out the video above to see more video footage of Stand-Up Paddle Boarding from Big and Small. Unfortunately, only Small was able to completely Stand-Up Paddle board successfully. 

If you are going to visit Lake Tahoe from San Francisco then we recommend you stop by Placerville. This unique Gold rush town offers great food, history, and a unique and horrific attraction. 

So why the name Hangtown and what does it mean?  In 1849, Placerville California earned its most common historical name, "hangtown" , due to the numerous hangings that had taken place in Placerville and you have to admit it sparks a bit of interest. 

The History of Placerville, California Prior to the discovery of gold in nearby Coloma, California by James W. Marshall in 1848 sparking the California Gold Rush, the small town now known as Placerville was known as Dry Diggins after the manner in which the miners moved cartloads of dry soil to running water to separate the gold from the soil.

 

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