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Address: Placerville, CA 95667
Description: Placerville's fire alarm in 1856.

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You Can't Miss This!

It's there, right in the middle of the street of a darling gold rush town that's just run to saunter the sidewalks sticking your nose into and the sundry mercantile, craft and... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 29, 2015
Anna C
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

It's there, right in the middle of the street of a darling gold rush town that's just run to saunter the sidewalks sticking your nose into and the sundry mercantile, craft and candy shops.

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Monterey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

It is a solitary artifact of days past. Clear sign explains it and it is a credit to the town that it appears to be where it has always been and not shoved off to some random spot. Not really picturesque or a gathering place with no bench or garden. Austere relic of rough gold camp days.

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Placerville, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

Hangtowns history is awesome and the bell tower is in middle of town close to the oldest hardware store that has everything from 1 nail to wind chimes it even still has original sliding ladders and wooden floors theres so much stuff everytime i go i see stuff i missed.

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Placerville, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Can't miss this attraction in the middle of the street. Makes a great reference point for peeps who have never been to Main Street.

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Placerville, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Interesting history but not much else to note. It's right on Main street in Placerville, so you can't miss it.

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foothills..ca.
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

Come soon..before they screw it up and rebuild the sidewalk around it!! Have lunch in town! Spend some money!

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Fremont, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015

I stopped by on my drive back from Reno to San Francisco Bay Area. The Bell Tower is a focus point in town and is on the Main Street in Placerville. The bell tower when first placed in 1885 was used to signal the volunteer firemen to a fire in the area. It has been relocated a few times in... More 

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Senoia, Georgia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014 via mobile

I drove up from El a Dorado Hills just too see what Placerville was like. I loved the Main St area! Unfortunately, I'm here while it's raining hard, so I didn't get to walk around as long as I would have liked. Loved the Placerville News Company...had some very unique toys and gifts! Went across the street and into the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

As the legend goes, back in 1849, area gold miners called for a "Miner's Court" for couple of other miners accused of a unknown transgression. Upon finding the two unlucky men "guilty, the jury of miners started asking " what do we do with them now?" Someone in the miner's court of spectators shouted "hang em" and so they did,... More 

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California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2014

The Bell Tower is in the middle of Historic Placerville. The Bell Tower itself is historical and nice to see. Also, there are many shops and restaurants along Main Street. Be aware that most of the shops do not give refunds. Some will do exchanges. If you are buying Christmas gifts, know that your loved one will not be able... More 

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Address: Placerville, CA 95667
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Placerville

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