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Prescott in Yavapai County, Arizona — The American Mountains (Southwest)
 

Statehood Tree / Centennial Witness Tree

Planted Feb. 14, 1912

 
 
Statehood Tree (<i>1960 marker</i>) image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, June 3, 2015
1. Statehood Tree (1960 marker)
(north side of monument)
Inscription.  
(Statehood Tree marker)
(north side of monument)

Statehood Tree
Planted Feb. 14, 1912
• • •
Monument presented
to people of Arizona
by Cub Scouts of
Prescott, 1960


(Centennial Witness Tree marker)
(south side of monument
)

The Arizona Community Tree Council and the Arizona Centennial Foundation designate this tree as a Centennial Witness Tree, verified to have witnessed Arizona’s state history from February 14, 1912 to February 14, 2012
 
Erected 1960 by Cub Scouts of Prescott.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Horticulture & Forestry. In addition, it is included in the Historic Trees series list.
 
Location. 34° 32.498′ N, 112° 28.152′ W. Marker is in Prescott, Arizona, in Yavapai County. Marker is on West Gurley Street just west of South Cortez Street, on the left when traveling west. Marker and subject Statehood/Centennial Tree are located on the north side of the Yavapai County Courthouse grounds.
Centennial Witness Tree (<i>2012 marker</i>) image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, June 3, 2015
2. Centennial Witness Tree (2012 marker)
(south side of monument)
Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 120 South Cortez Street, Prescott AZ 86313, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Historic Yavapai County Courthouse Plaza Fountain (a few steps from this marker); Solon Hannibal Borglum America's First Cowboy Sculptor (within shouting distance of this marker); Site of Territorial Courthouse (within shouting distance of this marker); Bashford Block (within shouting distance of this marker); Plaza Bandstand (within shouting distance of this marker); The Bank of Arizona and the Electric Buildings (within shouting distance of this marker); Knights of Pythias Building (within shouting distance of this marker); Prescott National Bank (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Prescott.
 
Also see . . .  Yavapai County Courthouse (Wikipedia). They also plant a Deodar Cedar tree in the northeast quadrant of the plaza to commemorate Arizona's statehood. The boy scouts place a plaque on a granite rock in front of this tree designating it as the "Arizona Statehood Tree". (Submitted on October 11, 2020, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.) 
 
Statehood Tree / Centennial Witness Tree Monument image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, June 3, 2015
3. Statehood Tree / Centennial Witness Tree Monument
Statehood Tree / Centennial Witness Tree Monument image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, June 3, 2015
4. Statehood Tree / Centennial Witness Tree Monument
(Centennial Witness Tree Marker is on back side of monument • Statehood Tree and Yavapai County Courthouse in background)
Statehood Tree / Centennial Witness Tree image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, June 3, 2015
5. Statehood Tree / Centennial Witness Tree
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on October 11, 2020. It was originally submitted on October 10, 2020, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. This page has been viewed 33 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on October 11, 2020, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.
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