FIRST -- Permament Settlement in the New World, Magna Carta Memorial, Old Windsor, Surrey, UK
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Benchmark Blasterz
N 51° 26.672 W 000° 33.912
30U E 669199 N 5702072
Quick Description: A tree planted in soil from Jamestown, Virginia, USA, the first permanent settlement in the New World, at Runnymede near the town of Old Windsor in the United Kingdom
Location: South East England, United Kingdom
Date Posted: 10/17/2016 6:19:51 PM
Waymark Code: WMT94T
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member model12
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Long Description:
In 1987 the Secretary of the US Army came to a mushy meadow in the United Kingdom to plant a tree. A plaque explains why:

"THE NATIONAL TRUST

This Oak tree, planted with soil from Jamestown, Virginia, the first permanent settlement in the New World, commemorates the Bicentenary of the Constitution of the United States of America. It stands in acknowledgement that the ideals of liberty and justice embodied in the Constitution trace their lineage through institutions of English law to the Magna Carta, sealed at Runnymede on June 15th, 1215. Planted December 2, 1987 by John O. Marsh Jr., Secretary of the Army of the United States of America."

This tree was actually planted in soil especially brought over from Jamestown, Virginia.
FIRST - Classification Variable: Place or Location

Date of FIRST: 1/1/1607

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