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Elise Traut

 
 
Elise Traut Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, March 29, 2011
1. Elise Traut Marker
Inscription.
Elise Traut
Born in Gotha, Germany, in 1855, Elise Traut started one of New Britain's best traditions – the Christmas Tree in Central Park. Active in community organizations and an avid writer, she resided on Arch Street. In 1912, she observed five children decorating a bush near her home. Upon speaking with them she discovered this was their only Christmas Tree. Thereafter, she funded a municipal tree in the heart of the city and bequeathed funds to perpetuate the annual custom.
 
Location. 41° 39.979′ N, 72° 47.218′ W. Marker is in New Britain, Connecticut, in Hartford County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of West Main Street and Cedar Street, on the left when traveling west. Click for map. Located in Walnut Hill Park, on the wall of the rotunda with the "Original Design of Walnut Hill Park" marker at its center. Marker is in this post office area: New Britain CT 06052, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Darius Miller (here, next to this marker); William B. Stanley (here, next to this marker); Original Design of Walnut Hill Park (here, next to this marker); Frederick T. Stanley (a few steps
Elise Traut Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, March 29, 2011
2. Elise Traut Marker
The marker is at the center, to the right of a missing plaque.
from this marker); George M. Landers (a few steps from this marker); William A. Churchill (a few steps from this marker); Henry E. Russell (a few steps from this marker); Cornelius B. Erwin (a few steps from this marker). Click for a list of all markers in New Britain.
 
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Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut. This page has been viewed 468 times since then and 26 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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