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San Jose in Santa Clara County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
 

The Freedom Tree

 
 
The Freedom Tree Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, February 6, 2012
1. The Freedom Tree Marker
Inscription.  
With the vision of universal freedom
for all mankind
this tree is dedicated to
Lt. Col. Gordon L. Page
and all
Prisoners of War
and
Missing in Action

 
Erected 1973.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: MilitaryWar, Vietnam.
 
Location. 37° 19.972′ N, 121° 53.398′ W. Marker is in San Jose, California, in Santa Clara County. Marker can be reached from South Market Street south of West San Fernando Street. The Freedom Tree is located in Caesar Chavez Plaza. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 150 South Market Street, San Jose CA 95113, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. First State Capitol Building (within shouting distance of this marker); Plaza de Cesar E. Chavez (within shouting distance of this marker); United States Post Office (within shouting distance of this marker); First State Capitol (within shouting distance of this marker); The Burning of San Jose Chinatown
The Freedom Tree image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, February 6, 2012
2. The Freedom Tree
The marker is at the base of the tree.
(within shouting distance of this marker); Chinatown (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Centennial Commemoration of the World's First Broadcasting Station (about 400 feet away); St. Joseph’s Cathedral (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in San Jose.
 
Regarding The Freedom Tree. This tree and monument were rededicated 1989.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 21, 2020. It was originally submitted on February 15, 2012. This page has been viewed 648 times since then and 3 times this year. Last updated on August 20, 2020, by Bradley Owen of Morgantown, West Virginia. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on February 15, 2012, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. • J. Makali Bruton was the editor who published this page.
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