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Fort Smith in Sebastian County, Arkansas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Moon Tree

Loblolly Pine (Pinustaeda)

 
 
Moon Tree Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By William Fischer, Jr., January 17, 2016
1. Moon Tree Marker
Inscription.  

This tree was grown from a seed
that journeyed to the Moon and back
aboard Apollo 14 1971
Planted here on Arbor Day March 15
Bicentennial Year 1976

 
Erected 1976 by Arkansas Forestry Comm, Arkansas Arbor Day Cmte, USFS, USDA, NASA, and Georgia Pacific Corp.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Air & SpaceHorticulture & Forestry. In addition, it is included in the The Spirit of ’76, America’s Bicentennial Celebration series list. A significant historical date for this entry is March 15, 1971.
 
Location. 35° 23.147′ N, 94° 25.588′ W. Marker is in Fort Smith, Arkansas, in Sebastian County. Marker is on 6th Street (State Highway 255) south of Rogers Avenue, on the left when traveling south. Marker and tree are on the county courthouse grounds. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 35 South 6th Street, Fort Smith AR 72901, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Vietnam War Memorial (a few steps from this marker); Sebastian County Seat of Justice (a few steps from this marker); Our Confederate Dead
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(within shouting distance of this marker); Purple Heart Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); 50 Year Concrete Street Service Award • 1963 (within shouting distance of this marker); Sebastian County California Gold Seekers (within shouting distance of this marker); United Spanish War Veterans Memorial (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Former Site of The Fort Smith Biscuit Company Est. 1903 (about 500 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Fort Smith.
 
Also see . . .  The "Moon Trees". (Submitted on January 24, 2016, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
Moon Tree and Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By William Fischer, Jr., January 17, 2016
2. Moon Tree and Marker
County courthouse in background
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on January 24, 2016, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 522 times since then and 36 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on January 24, 2016, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.

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