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1902 Constitutional Convention Pin Oak Tree

 
 
1902 Constitutional Convention Pin Oak Tree Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Michael Herrick, April 21, 2010
1. 1902 Constitutional Convention Pin Oak Tree Marker
Inscription.  In 1902 delegates from all 168 towns in Connecticut met in Hartford for a state Constitutional Convention. Torrington's delegate to the Convention was Orasmus R. Fyler. Each delegate received a Pin Oak tree seedling from the USDA bureau of Plant Industry courtesy of US Senator Hawley. These were brought home and planted in many different private and public locations, including town greens, school grounds, town hall grounds, churchyards and delegate's own yards. This tree was planted by Orasmus R. Fyler, who owned this house and the Hotchkiss-Fyler house across the street.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: EnvironmentGovernment & Politics. In addition, it is included in the Historic Trees series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1902.
 
Location. 41° 48.27′ N, 73° 7.285′ W. Marker is in Torrington, Connecticut, in Litchfield County. Marker is at the intersection of Main Street and Church Street, on the left when traveling north on Main Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 199 Main Street, Torrington CT 06790, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
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walking distance of this marker. Hotchkiss-Fyler House (within shouting distance of this marker); James Alldis House (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Forever Mourned / Forever Honored (about 400 feet away); Torrington (about 500 feet away); The Flood of August 19, 1955 (approx. 0.3 miles away); Torrington Soldiers Memorial (approx. 0.3 miles away); Coe Memorial Park (approx. 0.3 miles away); Torrington Veterans Memorial (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Torrington.
 
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1902 Constitutional Convention Pin Oak Tree Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Michael Herrick, April 21, 2010
2. 1902 Constitutional Convention Pin Oak Tree Marker
1902 Constitutional Convention Pin Oak Tree image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Michael Herrick, April 21, 2010
3. 1902 Constitutional Convention Pin Oak Tree
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on April 27, 2010, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut. This page has been viewed 1,278 times since then and 4 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on April 27, 2010, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.

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