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Petrified Tree from the Arizona Forest

 
 
Petrified Tree Plaque image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, November 29, 2018
1. Petrified Tree Plaque
A gift from the class of ’87. 1887, that is.
Inscription. This section of petrified tree from the Arizona forest was presented to their alma mater by the members of —The Class of 1887— under the direction of Professor John Dickinson of the Department of Geology.
 
Location. 34° 1.184′ N, 118° 17.004′ W. Marker is in Los Angeles, California, in Los Angeles County. Marker is on Childs Way, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. It is on USC campus, at the southeast corner of the Edward L. Doheny Jr. Memorial Library. Marker is in this post office area: Los Angeles CA 90089, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. USC Urban Legends (here, next to this marker); John C. Argue Plaza (a few steps from this marker); The Oldest University Building in Southern California (within shouting distance of this marker); A Trojan for Life (within shouting distance of this marker); University of Southern California (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Teaching and Learning (about 600 feet away); Gwynn Wilson Student Union (about 700 feet away); Student Media (about 700 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Los Angeles.
 
Also see . . .  Campus Landmark: Good Wood Turns Into Trojan Lore. “In 1887, USC’s
Petrified Tree Section from the Arizona Forest image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, November 29, 2018
2. Petrified Tree Section from the Arizona Forest
graduating class numbered exactly 10 scholars. One of its professors, John Dickinson, persuaded each student to pony up $10 to transport a log from the petrified forest in Arizona to campus. (This was before the site became the Petrified Forest National Park in 1906 and began protecting its trees.) All 10 complied. The log became the class gift.” (Submitted on January 6, 2019.) 
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on January 6, 2019. This page originally submitted on January 6, 2019, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio. This page has been viewed 58 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on January 6, 2019, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio.
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