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Fort Smith in Sebastian County, Arkansas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Moon Tree

Loblolly Pine (Pinustaeda)

 
 
Moon Tree Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., January 17, 2016
1. Moon Tree Marker
Inscription.

This tree was grown from a seed
that journeyed to the Moon and back
aboard Apollo 14 1971
Planted here on Arbor Day March 15
Bicentennial Year 1976

 
Erected 1976 by Arkansas Forestry Comm, Arkansas Arbor Day Cmte, USFS, USDA, NASA, and Georgia Pacific Corp.
 
Location. 35° 23.147′ N, 94° 25.588′ W. Marker is in Fort Smith, Arkansas, in Sebastian County. Marker is on 6th Street (Arkansas Route 255) south of Rogers Avenue, on the left when traveling south. Click for map. Marker and tree are on the county courthouse grounds. Marker is at or near this postal address: 35 South 6th Street, Fort Smith AR 72901, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Vietnam War Memorial (a few steps from this marker); Sebastian County Seat of Justice (a few steps from this marker); Our Confederate Dead (within shouting distance of this marker); Purple Heart Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); 50 Year Concrete Street Service Award 1963 (within shouting distance of this marker); Sebastian County California Gold Seekers
Moon Tree and Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., January 17, 2016
2. Moon Tree and Marker
County courthouse in background
(within shouting distance of this marker); United Spanish War Veterans Memorial (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Trail of Tears (about 500 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Fort Smith.
 
Also see . . .  The "Moon Trees". (Submitted on January 24, 2016, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
Categories. Air & SpaceHorticulture & Forestry
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 230 times since then and 4 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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