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The Caldwell Treaty Oak Park

 
 
The Caldwell Treaty Oak Park Marker image. Click for full size.
By Richard Denney, May 3, 2015
1. The Caldwell Treaty Oak Park Marker
Inscription. Estimated to have been a majestic tree of about 100 years when Columbus first landed on North American shores, this live oak tree has been pronounced the most perfect specimen of a tree in North America, and its picture hangs in the Hall of Fame of Forestry at Washington.

Formerly standing as the center of a group of trees called "The Council Oaks," this tree takes its name from its role in the history of the Lone Star State. Stephen F. Austin is reputed to have signed the first boundary line agreement between Indians and whites under the canopy of its branches; battles and important conferences have been planned, pacts signed, and feasts and religious ceremonies celebrated in its shade.

The Treaty Oak was purchased by the City of Austin in 1937 to stand as a living and fitting symbol of the mighty state it has watched develop.
 
Location. 30° 16.277′ N, 97° 45.339′ W. Marker is in Austin, Texas, in Travis County. Marker is at the intersection of Baylor Street and Sayers Street, on the right when traveling north on Baylor Street. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 507 Baylor Street, Austin TX 78703, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Las Ventanas (approx. 0.2 miles away); The William Green Hill House
The Caldwell Treaty Oak Park Marker image. Click for full size.
By Richard Denney, May 3, 2015
2. The Caldwell Treaty Oak Park Marker
(approx. 0.3 miles away); Texas Newspapers, C.S.A. (approx. 0.3 miles away); TMI Castle (approx. 0.4 miles away); Robinson-Macken House (approx. 0.4 miles away); Seaholm Power Plant (approx. 0.4 miles away); Joseph and Mary Robinson Martin House (approx. 0.4 miles away); Gilfillan House (approx. half a mile away). Click for a list of all markers in Austin.
 
Categories. Horticulture & ForestryNative AmericansSettlements & Settlers
 
Treaty Oak, 1941 image. Click for full size.
By Richard Denney
3. Treaty Oak, 1941
Photo retrieved from Portal to Texas History.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Richard Denney of Austin, Texas. This page has been viewed 228 times since then and 26 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Richard Denney of Austin, Texas. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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