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Annapolis in Anne Arundel County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Weeping Cherry Tree

 
 
Weeping Cherry Tree Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, October 1, 2020
1. Weeping Cherry Tree Marker
Inscription.  This weeping cherry tree represents an important era in the evolution of Wiley H. Bates High School which, in the 1940s, offered many agricultural classes where crops and livestock were raised for its cafeteria and for sale to the community. The original weeping cherry tree was planted and cared for by agricultural student George Phelps, who almost 40 years later was appointed the first Chairman of the Wiley H. Bates Task Force, the inaugural committee formed by the County to guide the revitalization effort for this school building.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: African AmericansAgricultureAnimalsEducation. A significant historical year for this entry is 1940.
 
Location. 38° 58.53′ N, 76° 30.694′ W. Marker is in Annapolis, Maryland, in Anne Arundel County. Marker is on Smithville Street just east of South Villa Avenue, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1112 Smithville St, Annapolis MD 21401, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Bates: The Community Commitment (within shouting distance of this marker); Wiley H. Bates: His Educational Legacy
The Weeping Cherry Tree image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, October 1, 2020
2. The Weeping Cherry Tree
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(within shouting distance of this marker); Wiley H. Bates (within shouting distance of this marker); Wiley H. Bates: The Man (within shouting distance of this marker); Bates: The Center of Community Life (within shouting distance of this marker); Welcome to the Wiley H. Bates Memorial Courtyard (within shouting distance of this marker); Original Bates Flagpole (within shouting distance of this marker); John Snowden Memorial (approx. ¼ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Annapolis.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on October 1, 2020. It was originally submitted on October 1, 2020, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 47 times since then and 6 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on October 1, 2020, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.

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