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Cedarburg in Ozaukee County, Wisconsin — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Liberty Tree Memorial

 
 
Liberty Tree Memorial Marker image. Click for full size.
By Melinda Roberts, August 16, 2012
1. Liberty Tree Memorial Marker
Inscription. The American Liberty elm was named after "The Liberty Tree": Our Country's first Symbol of Freedom. On the morning of August 14, 1765, the people of Boston awakened to discover two effigies suspended from an elm tree in protest of the hated Stamp Act. From that day forward, that elm became known as the "Liberty Tree". For the next ten years, it stood in silent witness to countless meetings, speeches and celebrations, and often served as the rallying place for the Sons of Liberty. In August of 1775, as a last act of violence prior to their evacuation from Boston, British soldiers cut it down because it bore the name "Liberty."
 
Erected by Elm Research Institute, Keene, NH.
 
Location. 43° 17.92′ N, 87° 59.269′ W. Marker is in Cedarburg, Wisconsin, in Ozaukee County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of Washington Avenue. Click for map. Marker is located a few steps in front of the Interurban Bridge / Riding the Interurban marker. Marker is at or near this postal address: W62 N646 Washington Avenue, Cedarburg WI 53012, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Interurban Bridge / Riding the Interurban (here, next to this marker); Historic Cedarburg
Liberty Tree Memorial Marker image. Click for full size.
By Melinda Roberts, August 16, 2012
2. Liberty Tree Memorial Marker
Marker is located a few steps in front of the Interurban Bridge marker.
(within shouting distance of this marker); The First 100 Years (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Origin of Cedar Creek / Mills on the Creek (about 700 feet away); Cedarburg Mill (about 800 feet away); The History of the Boerner Building (approx. 0.2 miles away); Cedarburg Woolen Mill (approx. 0.2 miles away); Washington Avenue Historic District / Historic District Architecture (approx. mile away). Click for a list of all markers in Cedarburg.
 
Categories. Colonial EraPatriots & PatriotismWar, US Revolutionary
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Melinda Roberts of De Pere, United States. This page has been viewed 318 times since then and 16 times this year. Last updated on , by Paul Fehrenbach of Germantown, Wisconsin. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Melinda Roberts of De Pere, United States. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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