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May 19, 2011

The Sesquicentennial Trees

I haven't been coming across many historical markers lately. You can mostly blame the makers of Puzzle Quest 2 for that. But, today, as I was biking near the Mississippi River, I spotted a new one! I don't know why I never noticed it before. Maybe the brightly-colored flowers were just planted and my eyes were drawn to them. Anyways, this marker sits in front of the Danish-American Center in south Minneapolis.


Text:
"Trees planted along this parkway
in the year 1939 have been named
Sesquicentennial Trees
to commemorate the
one hundred fiftieth anniversary
of the first session of Congress
and the inauguration of the first
President of the United States
***
This tree was planted by
Crown Prince Frederik
of Denmark
as a Sesquicentennial Tree
April 22, 1939 


It's a tree. A famous tree.

2 comments:

Patti said...

I like the word "sesquicentennial". Rolls off the tongue very nicely.

Berryvox said...

I once went to an event where a local politician had to say that word as part of his speech. He stumbled over it a little. (So would I!)