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George Washington Elms

George Washington Elms | Photograph | Wisconsin Historical Society
A posted sign reads: "George Washington Elms, From Mt. Vernon, VA to Mt. Vernon, WIS. Planted May 6th, 1916," at the Forest of Fame, consisting of trees grown from cuttings, seedlings, etc., obtained from places associated with famous people. The initials "MVT" are stencilled on the tree trunk on the right.  The Forest of Fame was planted by the landowner, John Sweet Donald, a professor of agricultural economics at the University of Wisconsin. The land later became a town park.
DESCRIPTION
A posted sign reads: "George Washington Elms, From Mt. Vernon, VA to Mt. Vernon, WIS. Planted May 6th, 1916," at the Forest of Fame, consisting of trees grown from cuttings, seedlings, etc., obtained from places associated with famous people. The initials "MVT" are stencilled on the tree trunk on the right. The Forest of Fame was planted by the landowner, John Sweet Donald, a professor of agricultural economics at the University of Wisconsin. The land later became a town park.
RECORD DETAILS
Image ID:1802
Creation Date: 1933
Creator Name:Unknown
City:Mount Vernon
County:Dane
State:Wisconsin
Collection Name:Forest of Fame photographs, ca. 1933
Genre:Photograph
Original Format Type:photographic print, b&w
Original Format Number:PH 1647
Original Dimensions:2.5 x 3.5 inches
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
See also Image ID: 128070
SUBJECTS
Trees
Lawns
Hills
Outdoor photography
Signs and symbols

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