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PLAINFIELD’S FIRST ARBOR DAY CELEBRATION, APRIL 27-28, 2019

Thanks to the International Society of Arboriculture and Eversource for their support

Wait a minute for slideshow to load. To move faster, click on the images.Photographers: Polly Ryan, Elizabeth Lambert, Melissa Hancock, and Roxanne Shearer

2019 ARBOR DAY WEEKEND – PROGRAMS

MORE ON ARBOR DAY

“The Roots of Arbor Day in America” (Freedom’s Way Natural Heritage Area).
A History of Arbor Day (Arbor Day Foundation). With historical images.

Grant Wood’s Arbor Day (left) depicts a school scene in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, as it might have looked in the 1890s. It was commissioned in 1932 by the Cedar Rapids School Board as a memorial to two schoolteachers, one of whom planted a tree each year to shelter the school. The painting was owned by the school it portrayed, McKinley High School, until 1935. Later, it was bought by the Hollywood producer King Vidor, and in 1985 sold at auction by his family to an unidentified American buyer.

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