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Placerville - Historical Main Street "Hangtown"
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Also known as "Hangtown" in its’ early days, this pleasant merchant street is full of great food, art, and history. An important historic landmark that still remains on Main Street is the Bell Tower, standing as a monument to the city’s volunteer firemen. The Bell, placed in the tower in the plaza in 1865, was used as an alarm system to call out the firefighters. This tower has watched most of Placerville's history pass beneath it for well over I00 years.