Remove the noose image from the City of Placerville, California logo

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Black Lives Matter El Dorado County started this petition to Mayor Micheal Saragosa and Placerville City Council

The city of Placerville, California’s seal features a miner panning for gold and in the background a noose hangs from a tree. Help make significant change by supporting this petition to remove the noose image from the city logo.

During the Gold Rush prospectors from around the world came to El Dorado County in hopes of striking it rich. In 1849, three men were convicted of robbery and murder and to send a message that such crimes would not be tolerated, the men were hung from a tree along what is now Main Street. Hangman's Tree Bar sits on the site of Placerville's original tree where vigilantes would execute men without judge or jury. Some hung were non-English speakers who were given no opportunity for translation. So many hangings took place here that Placerville henceforth became know as “Hangtown”. A hanging mannequin known as “The Hangman” still hangs on Main Street. 

This is a time of national dialogue about racism in the United States. Symbols that perpetuate racism and violence are being removed all over the country. A noose carries with it deep rooted racial and violent connotations. It is time for the noose to be removed from the Placerville city logo.

Acording to City Manager Cleve Morris it would cost an estimated $5,357 for labor and feesto change the logo on business cards, decals on vehicles, buildings and street signs. The money to make these changes would come from the city's general fund.

Thank you for your support,

Black Lives Matter El Dorado County

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