Clarksville Cemetery
Red River County Texas

Photographs taken by Cynthia Samples
September, 2003



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.


 



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