Thanks to the International Society of Arboriculture and Eversource for their support.
PLAINFIELD’S FIRST ARBOR DAY CELEBRATION, APRIL 27-28, 2019
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Photographers: Polly Ryan, Elizabeth Lambert, Melissa Hancock, and Roxanne Shearer.
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Grant Wood’s Arbor Day (above) 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.