|This tree has been
called "Page's Tree" or The "Hanging Tree"
by many generations of Red River County natives. In "Red
River Dust", Eugene Bowers writes that in 1837 a man named
Page, his son and son-in-law and a worker were hanged for the
murder of Capt. Charlie Burkham and Levi Davis. A vigilance committee
held a "trial and used this tree to hang them all. From
then on, the tree served the cause of "justice". There
are many stories relating to this tree that have been passed
down, but now it stands in peace as it still looks over the old
cemetery. In 1955 it's age was estimated at 217 years.