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Half-Way Tree | Photograph | Wisconsin Historical Society

Photograph

Half-Way Tree

Half-Way Tree | Photograph | Wisconsin Historical Society
A mature, dense bur oak standing within a small fenced plot surrounded by a field. There is a wooded area in the background. This tree marked the half-way point between Lake Michigan and the Mississippi River on a trail used by Native Americans from before European settlement until the late nineteenth century. The tree was still standing as of August, 2013.
DESCRIPTION
A mature, dense bur oak standing within a small fenced plot surrounded by a field. There is a wooded area in the background. This tree marked the half-way point between Lake Michigan and the Mississippi River on a trail used by Native Americans from before European settlement until the late nineteenth century. The tree was still standing as of August, 2013.
RECORD DETAILS
Image ID:127471
Creation Date: 1980
Creator Name:Rygh, Richard A.
City:Spring Grove, Town of
County:Green
State:Wisconsin
Collection Name:R. Bruce Allison Photographs, undated
Genre:Photograph
Original Format Type:photographic print, b&w
Original Format Number:PH 7049.1.4
Original Dimensions:10 x 8 inches
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
This image was published in Allison's 1982 book Wisconsin's Famous and Historic Trees, p. 62. It was also included in the 2005 second edition of that book, retitled Every Root an Anchor, p. 52.
SUBJECTS
Fields (Agriculture)
Trees
Fences
Outdoor photography
Trails

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