Lone Tree Tower Court House

Price: $14.95

Stock #: 767282
Type: Postcard
Era: Divided Back
City: Greensburg
State: Indiana (IN)
County: Decatur
PM State: IN
Stamp: 1c
Size: 3.5" x 5.5" (9 x 14 cm)
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The soft maple tree growing out of this tower, 110 feet above the ground is a "freak of nature" that is unparalleled. Formerly four trees grew out of this tower but the largest was removed in 1887 as it had begun to spread the blocks of stone around it. The others died soon after from the intense heat. The remaining tree has had a slow but steady growth and bids fair to live for many years, it is about 15 feet high and 4 inches in diameter. It is supposed that all the trees started by wind blowing the winged maple seed in the crevices where catching root in the sediment of dust and watered by the rain, the sprouted. The Lone tree is about 35 years old.

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