Wadsworth Longfellow - Unionville, MO
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N 40° 28.579 W 093° 00.166
15T E 499765 N 4480625
Quick Description: A series of trees located on the courthouse lawn, with history attached.
Location: Missouri, United States
Date Posted: 11/17/2019 4:00:35 AM
Waymark Code: WM11N2K
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member fi67
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Long Description:

County of marker: Putnam County
Location of marker: 1601 West Main, courthouse lawn,Unionville
Marker Text:

LONGFELLOW CHESTNUT(Aesculus octandra)
The other tree grew in Cambridge, Massachusetts and
according to tradition, inspired Henry Wadsworth
Longfellow (1807-1882) to write the immortal poem
"The Village Blacksmith"
UNDER THE SPREADING CHESTNUT-TREE THE
VILLAGE SMITHY (OR SMITH HE) STANDS;
THE SMITH, A MIGHTY MAN IS HE,
WITH LARGE AND SINEWY HANDS;
AND THE MUSCLES OF HIS BRAWNY ARMS
ARE STRONG AS IRON BANDS

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