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Morgantown in Monongalia County, West Virginia — The American South (Appalachia)
 

Guthrie Loop Area

 
 
Guthrie Loop Area Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bradley Owen, April 30, 2021
1. Guthrie Loop Area Marker
Inscription.  
This lawn area was a farm field when WVU acquired it in 1948. By 1951, Biology Department faculty and graduate students began to plant trees and shrubs here for purposes of study and display.

At first, the emphasis of the plantings was on trees and shrubs native to West Virginia that did not grow wild elsewhere in the Arboretum. Loss of a separate lawn area, in 1967, caused many trees native to Europe and Asia to be moved here.

This area now contains a varied assortment of woody plants, including western conifers, native and exotic oaks, and a variety of maples, buckeyes, beeches, viburnums, and other trees and shrubs. New plantings are made with the intention of placing plants in informal groupings based on geographic origin, genetic relationships, or similarities of form and structure.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: AgricultureEducationHorticulture & ForestryParks & Recreational Areas. A significant historical year for this entry is 1948.
 
Location. 39° 38.806′ N, 79° 58.648′ W. Marker is in Morgantown, West Virginia, in Monongalia

Guthrie Loop Area Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bradley Owen, April 30, 2021
2. Guthrie Loop Area Marker
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County. Marker is on Monongahela Boulevard (U.S. 19) 0.1 miles south of Evansdale Drive, on the right when traveling south. The marker is at the entrance for the West Virginia University Core Arboretum at the beginning of the Guthrie Loop Trail. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Morgantown WV 26505, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Core Arboretum (here, next to this marker); Liberty Island Tree (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Core Arboretum (within shouting distance of this marker); Dawn Redwood (within shouting distance of this marker); West Virginia University (within shouting distance of this marker); Veterans Memorial (approx. half a mile away); Riverside Honor Roll (approx. half a mile away); Town of Granville Honor Roll (approx. half a mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Morgantown.
 
More about this marker. The marker can only be accessed from the south bound lane on Monongahela Boulevard.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on May 10, 2021. It was originally submitted on May 8, 2021, by Bradley Owen of Morgantown, West Virginia. This page has been viewed 45 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on May 8, 2021, by Bradley Owen of Morgantown, West Virginia. • Devry Becker Jones was the editor who published this page.

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