Thorp in Clark County, Wisconsin — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
Liberty Tree Memorial
their lives in the tragic events on
September 11, 2001
The American Liberty elm was named after "The Liberty Tree": Our Country's first Symbol of Freedom. On the morning of August 14, 1765, the people of Boston awakened to discover two effigies suspended from an elm tree in protest of the hated Stamp Act. From that day forward, that elm became known as the "Liberty Tree". For the next ten years, it stood in silent witness to countless meetings, speeches and celebrations, and often served as the rallying place for the Sons of Liberty. In August of 1775, as a last act of violence prior to their evacuation from Boston, British soldiers cut it down because it bore the name "Liberty".
Location. 44° 57.496′ N, 90° 48.008′ W. Marker is in Thorp, Wisconsin, in Clark County. Marker is on South Washington Street (State Highway 73) north of West Prospect Street, on the right when traveling north. Marker is in Veterans Memorial Park. Touch for map. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 7 other markers are within 17 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. St. Hedwig's / Poznan Colony (approx. 1.9 miles away); The Worden Church of the Brethren (approx. 6.6 miles away); D.R. Moon Memorial Library (approx. 6.6 miles away); The Yellowstone Trail (approx. 6.7 miles away); Veteran's Memorial (approx. 6.7 miles away); M-1900 Seacoast Ordnance (approx. 6.7 miles away); Mormon Settlements (approx. 16½ miles away).
Also see . . . Elm Research Institute. "Liberty Trees sprouted throughout New England and the eastern shores. Within half a century, most New England towns of any size had an “Elm Street” with patriotic roots stretching back to the Sons of Liberty and their favorite meeting place in colonial Boston." (Submitted on October 6, 2011.)
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on October 6, 2011, by Keith L of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin. This page has been viewed 748 times since then and 17 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on October 6, 2011, by Keith L of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin.