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Near Stanbridge East in Brome-Missisquoi MRC, Quebec — French Canadian Region
 

In honour of Capt. Caleb Tree

 
 
In honour of Capt. Caleb Tree Marker image. Click for full size.
By Kevin Craft, May 2011
1. In honour of Capt. Caleb Tree Marker
Inscription. In honour of Capt. Caleb Tree who came to Canada in 1796 from New- Hampshire, settled on this farm and along with other pioneers founded Stanbridge East in 1801. En l'honneur des pionniers de Stanbridge Est. Erected in 1966
 
Erected 1966.
 
Location. 45° 7.023′ N, 72° 55′ W. Marker is near Stanbridge East, Quebec, in Brome-Missisquoi MRC. Marker is on Chemin Gage 0.1 kilometers south of Quebec Route 202, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Stanbridge East, Quebec J0J 2H0, Canada.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 5 other markers are within 27 kilometers of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Grange Alexander-Solomon-Walbridge (approx. 6.8 kilometers away); First Women's Institute (approx. 9.3 kilometers away); Battle of Eccles Hill (approx. 10.9 kilometers away); Saxe's Mills (approx. 18 kilometers away in the U.S.); Missisquoi Village and Mission (approx. 25.9 kilometers away in the U.S.).
 
More about this marker. On the highest point just outside the village of Stanbridge East, this marker sits alone next to a field. The inscription used to be on a plaque, but when the plaque was stolen, it was carved into the marker.

The
In honour of Capt. Caleb Tree Marker image. Click for full size.
By Kevin Craft, May 2011
2. In honour of Capt. Caleb Tree Marker
nearby Pike River flows nearby. Just down the hill in the village is the Missisquoi Historical Society Museum. Off in the distance, one can see Pinnacle mountain as well as the Sutton mountain range and on a clear day, Jay Peak in Vermont is visible.
 
Regarding In honour of Capt. Caleb Tree. A shaft of grey field stone sits atop a hill on the farm of K.D. Tree, just outside the village of Stanbridge East.

Land on which to place this cairn was given to the Missisquoi County Historical Society by K.D. Tree, the Society erected the cairn, and the flight of concrete steps leading to it from the road. Mr. Tree and other friends defrayed the cost of the plaque. Mr. Tree and Mr. Crellar did the necessary work.

It was unveiled on October 15th, 1966 by two great-great grandsons of Caleb Tree.

The cairn was covered with two flags, the Union Jack under which the early settlers lived and under which many of their descendants from Stanbridge East gave their services and in some cases their lives, in both World Wars; and our new Canadian flag.

This grey stone on the highest point of land in Stanbridge Township typifies the strength, vigor and daring of these early pioneers who came into this vicinity when all the land was covered with forests, and with back-breaking labour cleared the land and made homes for their
Marker with Pike River and Pinnacle Mountain in background image. Click for full size.
By Kevin Craft, May 1, 2011
3. Marker with Pike River and Pinnacle Mountain in background
families.

-Text taken from Missisquoi Historical Society Reports, Vol. 9, page 128.-
 
Categories. AgricultureSettlements & Settlers
 
Marker is in the distance on the hilltop image. Click for full size.
By Kevin Craft, May 2011
4. Marker is in the distance on the hilltop
Looking towards the village of Stanbridge East image. Click for full size.
By Kevin Craft, May 2011
5. Looking towards the village of Stanbridge East
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on May 10, 2011, by Kevin Craft of Bedford, Quebec. This page has been viewed 676 times since then and 19 times this year. Last updated on June 18, 2014, by Kevin Craft of Bedford, Quebec. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on May 10, 2011, by Kevin Craft of Bedford, Quebec. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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