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Forest of Fame | Photograph | Wisconsin Historical Society

Photograph

Forest of Fame

Forest of Fame | Photograph | Wisconsin Historical Society
Two signs are posted in an open area planted with young trees. One sign identifies the "Forest of Fame Mt. Vernon," and the other sign the "Elm Tree from Birthplace of — President Hayes, Freemont, Ohio, 1924."  There is a school or church with bell tower in the background, as well as three large houses. The Forest of Fame was planted by University of Wisconsin professor John Sweet Donald on land he owned. The first trees were planted in 1916. The land is now a town park.
DESCRIPTION
Two signs are posted in an open area planted with young trees. One sign identifies the "Forest of Fame Mt. Vernon," and the other sign the "Elm Tree from Birthplace of — President Hayes, Freemont, Ohio, 1924." There is a school or church with bell tower in the background, as well as three large houses. The Forest of Fame was planted by University of Wisconsin professor John Sweet Donald on land he owned. The first trees were planted in 1916. The land is now a town park.
RECORD DETAILS
Image ID:128070
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:3.5 x 2.5 inches
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
This image was published in Allison's 1982 book Wisconsin's Famous and Historic Trees, p. 100, and also in the 2005 second edition of that book, retitled Every Root an Anchor, p. 90. See also Image ID: 1802.
SUBJECTS
Church buildings
Trees
Architecture, Domestic
Lawns
School buildings
Cities and towns
Hills
Outdoor photography
Signs and signboards

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