Calvin Coolidge Tree - Camden, NJ
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Math Teacher
N 39° 56.864 W 075° 07.147
18S E 489824 N 4421962
Quick Description: When the Benjamin Franklin Bridge was complete in 1926, the president and his wife were present for the opening ceremony. This tree, in honor of our president, was planted in their presence and still grows to this day.
Location: New Jersey, United States
Date Posted: 11/4/2009 9:07:26 AM
Waymark Code: WM7KBX
Published By: Groundspeak Charter Member briansnat
Views: 6

Long Description:

The Coolidge Tree is definitely the focus in this postage stamp sized park. In 1926 , President Calvin Coolidge dedicated the Delaware River Bridge. The completion date of the bridge was determined in 1921 and the recommendation date of July 4, 1926, the Sesqui-Centennial of the Declaration of Independence, was established. Because the holiday fell on a weekend, to accommodate holiday traffic, the bridge opened July 1, 1926 to vehicular traffic. President Calvin Coolidge officiated at the opening and thus the tree was planted on the downside of the bridge in this very small but historical park.

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Historic Event:
The official opening of the Benjamin Franklin Bridge in the presence of the President of the United States.


Year: 1926

Species: Beech

Approximate Age: 85

Location: Camden

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