Morgantown in Monongalia County, West Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
Erected by Frontiers to Mountaineers. Program made possible in part by Preservation Alliance of West Virginia and the Benedum Foundation.
Location. 39° 38.807′ N, 79° 58.648′ W. Marker is in Morgantown, West Virginia, in Monongalia County. Marker is at the intersection of Monongahela Boulevard (U.S. 19) and Evansdale Drive, on the right when traveling south on Monongahela Boulevard. Click for map. It is at the small visitor’s parking lot at the entrance to the Arboretum that can only be reached from the southbound lanes. Make your u-turn at Patteson Drive entrance
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. West Virginia University (within shouting distance of this marker); Seneca Glass Company (approx. 0.9 miles away); 201st Infantry/ Field Artillery (approx. 1.4 miles away); Old Iron Works (approx. 1.5 miles away); First Pottery (approx. 1.5 miles away); Morgantown (approx. 1.5 miles away); Old Stone House (approx. 1.6 miles away); Monongalia County Courthouse (approx. 1.6 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Morgantown.
Also see . . . Core Arboretum Blog. Excerpt from “Blue Spruce Blues.” “Blue spruce or Colorado spruce (Picea pungens) is a tree of striking, rather formal appearance that has long been popular as an ornamental despite a few drawbacks. Its visual dominance makes it hard to fit gracefully into a landscape, and as a blue spruce matures, its lower limbs are likely to die faster than new limbs develop higher up. Eventually, the property owner comes down with the ‘blue spruce blues’ and decides the tree is more of a liability than an asset. Then it’s time to fire up the chain saw.” (Submitted on July 6, 2014.)
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Credits. This page originally submitted on , by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia. This page has been viewed 161 times since then and 52 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on , by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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