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Source: Forest Leaves
Source type: magazine
Document type: article
Document title: “Arbor Day in Pennsylvania”
Author(s): anonymous
Date of publication: June 1902
Volume number: 8
Issue number: 9
Pagination: 134

“Arbor Day in Pennsylvania.” Forest Leaves June 1902 v8n9: p. 134.
McKinley memorialization (Philadelphia, PA); McKinley memorialization (Newtown, PA); McKinley Tree.
Named persons
Joseph M. Hartman; William McKinley; George W. Ochs.


Arbor Day in Pennsylvania [excerpt]

Trees were also planted at the Philadelphia Home for Incurables, Forty-eighth Street and Woodland Avenue. George Ochs, of the Times, delivered an address. The special feature of the exercises was the planting of a tree in memory of the late President McKinley.
     Throughout the State the day was also well observed, and special mention will be made of a few.
     The Board of Education of Williamsport presented a special circular, giving suggestions for Arbor Day exercises at the various schools.
     At Newtown, an elaborate programme was prepared by the borough schools.
     Principal Hartman explained the origin of Arbor Day. He said the first public planting of trees in honor of the memory of distinguished people took place in Cincinnati, Ohio, twenty years ago, and that the tree they were about to plant would be known as the “McKinley Tree,” in honor of the late President, William McKinley. We want to teach our children the true reasons for the preservation of the trees and forests, as well as for their beauty and the comfort they give.



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