Hangman’s Tree Bar: Historical bottles found in mud
... Another project that is underway is excavating the crawl space under the Hangman’s Tree building and that has turned out to be unexpectedly interesting.
“We’re going very slowly because the mud underneath is full of old bottles,” said Taylor. “We want to go about 3 feet down to where we can see wooden planks, maybe from when it was a hay barn, but with all the bottles we’re finding, we’re being very painstaking.”
A bottle collector looked at some of the bottles the Taylors have found. “He told us that there were two major floods in Placerville. In the layer of mud you can see where the rainwater washed over it and about a foot above it, there is another waterline. There are a lot of bottles embedded in the mud with such a variety of styles,” said Taylor.
The antique bottles are stored off-site for safe-keeping, but Taylor said they found a Coke bottle with “Placerville” stamped on it...