Monday, April 19, 2010

Peace Tree

This painting depicts a huge evergreen tree in the Constitution Forest outside of Lexington, Virginia. I pulled over in the deep fog to read the historical marker and stood underneath this old tree for quite some time. The marker reads as follows:
"In 1938, in celebration of the 150th anniversary of the United States Constitution, the Virginia Daughters of the American Revolution sponsored the planting of Constitution Forest in this area. With the help of the Civilian Conservation Corps and the United States Forest Service, the memorial forest commemorates the Virginia framers of the Constitution. In 1987, the 45 acres of red and white pine seedlings have matured to a forest that provides protection for birds and other wildlife as well as for the watershed of the James River."

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