Saturday, January 31, 2009

The Whipping Tree

A bit of our small-town history....

"Frontier Justice -

Several trees on the courthouse square were used to help administer punishment to early criminals. The "Whipping Tree" located between the fountain and the Courthouse still has a steel ring imbedded in the trunk. The ring was used for tying any person found guilty of a crime punishable by lashes. It probably had more publicity than use."

1 comment:

Walker said...

I saw the same thing on a blog from my hometown, Seguin TX. Interesting these old trees hold so much of our history.