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The Moon Tree

 
 
The Moon Tree Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Sandra Hughes, September 14, 2017
1. The Moon Tree Marker
Inscription.  The Moon Tree was grown from seeds that journeyed to the moon and back aboard Apollo 14 during the period of January 31-February 9, 1971. The seed was germinated by the U.S. Forest Service in Gulfport, Mississippi, and the seedling was presented to "The Clearing" at Ivy Green by Alabama Forestry Commission. The Moon Tree seedling, a loblolly pine, was planted in "The Clearing" in October, 1976.

Information courtesy of N.A.S.A., the U.S. Forest Service, the Alabama Forestry Commission and the Garden Club of Alabama
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Air & SpaceEnvironmentHorticulture & Forestry. In addition, it is included in the Historic Trees series list. A significant historical month for this entry is October 1976.
 
Location. 34° 44.344′ N, 87° 42.396′ W. Marker is in Tuscumbia, Alabama, in Colbert County. Marker is on North Jefferson Street. Marker is located behind the Helen Keller Birth Home. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 300 North Commons, Tuscumbia AL 35674, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Challenge / The Response (here, next to this marker); At This Well

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(within shouting distance of this marker); Ivy Green (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Ethel Davis Plaza (about 700 feet away); Yellow Fever Epidemic 1878 / The 31 Victims of Yellow Fever Who died in Tuscumbia (approx. 0.2 miles away); Gov. Robert Burns Lindsay / Maud McKnight Lindsay (approx. ¼ mile away); William Winston Home (approx. 0.3 miles away); Never Forget Garden (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Tuscumbia.
 
The Moon Tree Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Sandra Hughes, September 14, 2017
2. The Moon Tree Marker
Tree is behind the bench
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 19, 2017. It was originally submitted on September 16, 2017, by Sandra Hughes Tidwell of Killen, Alabama, USA. This page has been viewed 778 times since then and 121 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on September 16, 2017, by Sandra Hughes Tidwell of Killen, Alabama, USA. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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