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State College in Centre County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Old Willow

 
 
Old Willow Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, May 31, 2019
1. Old Willow Marker
Inscription.  For decades Freshmen bowed to this landmark as Penn State's oldest living tradition. Planted near this site by William Waring in 1859, it fell in 1923 and has been replaced several times by descendants of the original. Legend claims the tree grew from a cutting brought by President Pugh from the home of English poet Alexander Pope.
 
Erected by Penn State Alumni Association.
 
Location. 40° 47.727′ N, 77° 51.773′ W. Marker is in State College, Pennsylvania, in Centre County. Marker is on Pattee Mall east of Pollock Road, in the median. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: University Park PA 16802, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Penn State Obelisk (within shouting distance of this marker); Old Main Bell (within shouting distance of this marker); Pattee Mall American Elms (within shouting distance of this marker); Armory (within shouting distance of this marker); Evan Pugh (within shouting distance of this marker); Waring European Larch
Old Willow Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, May 31, 2019
2. Old Willow Marker
(within shouting distance of this marker); Old Main (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Ionospheric Research (about 300 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in State College.
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 24, 2019. This page originally submitted on June 24, 2019, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 72 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on June 24, 2019, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.
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