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Goliad's hanging tree
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Goliad's hanging tree
Goliad's hanging tree
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Goliad's hanging tree
Goliad's hanging tree
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Goliad's "Cart War Oak" or "hanging tree" is a recorded Texas Historic Landmark. Between 1846 and 1870, this live oak tree served as the site of court sessions. Death sentences pronounced by the court were carried out immediately. During the 1857 Cart War, during which Texan freighters perpetrated a series of vicious attacks against Mexican cart drivers along the Indianola-Goliad-San Antonio Road, this tree was also the site of a number of unauthorized lynchings, before the Texas Rangers brought the conflict under control.

(Info from http://www.goliadcc.org/index.php/Goliad-TX-Info/goliad-tx-history.html)
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