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Near Andrew in Sangamon County, Illinois — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Highway Tree Planting

 
 
Highway Tree Planting Marker image. Click for full size.
By Larry Senalik, May 27, 2011
1. Highway Tree Planting Marker
Inscription.  One of the first comprehensive highway tree planting projects in Illinois is along this route which leads to the New Salem State Park. The planting, which was completed in 1934, was sponsored by the Women's Horner Clubs of Sangamon County.
 
Erected 1934.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Charity & Public Work.
 
Location. 39° 53.296′ N, 89° 40.377′ W. Marker is near Andrew, Illinois, in Sangamon County. Marker is at the intersection of Illinois Route 29 and Jeffries Road, on the left when traveling north on State Route 29. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Springfield IL 62707, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Abraham Lincoln (approx. 4 miles away); Illinois Remembers POW/MIA (approx. 4 miles away); Abraham Lincoln and the Talisman (approx. 4˝ miles away); In Memory of Abraham Lincoln (approx. 4˝ miles away); Oak Ridge Cemetery's Original Entrance (approx. 4˝ miles away);
Highway Tree Planting Marker image. Click for full size.
By Larry Senalik, May 27, 2011
2. Highway Tree Planting Marker
Revolutionary War Patriots (approx. 4˝ miles away); This Vault (approx. 4˝ miles away); First Resting Place of Abraham Lincoln (approx. 4˝ miles away).
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 3, 2020. It was originally submitted on May 28, 2011, by Larry Senalik of Pleasant Plains, Illinois. This page has been viewed 538 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on May 28, 2011, by Larry Senalik of Pleasant Plains, Illinois. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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