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Philadelphia in Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Bicentennial Moon Tree

 
 
Bicentennial Moon Tree Marker image. Click for full size.
By Beverly Pfingsten, July 5, 2008
1. Bicentennial Moon Tree Marker
Inscription. Sycamore planted May 6, 1975 from seed carried to the moon by Astronaut Stuart A. Roosa on Apollo XIV, February 1971.
National Aeronautics & Space Administration
Forest Service USDA
Pennsylvania Horticultural Society
Honoring Earth's green world of trees
 
Location. 39° 56.855′ N, 75° 9.08′ W. Marker is in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, in Philadelphia County. Marker can be reached from Walnut and 6th Streets. Touch for map. Marker is near the northeast corner of the park. Marker is in this post office area: Philadelphia PA 19106, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 16 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Washington Square (here, next to this marker); In Memory of the Many American Soldiers (here, next to this marker); Penn's Plan (here, next to this marker); The Capital City (here, next to this marker); A Fashionable Promenade (here, next to this marker); Welcome to Washington Square (a few steps from this marker); Sorrow and Joy (within shouting distance of this marker); Linked in Memory (within shouting distance of this marker); Congregation of the Dead
Bicentennial Moon Tree - 2014 - Tree No More. image. Click for full size.
By Nate Davidson, June 29, 2014
2. Bicentennial Moon Tree - 2014 - Tree No More.
(within shouting distance of this marker); Tom Foglietta (within shouting distance of this marker); Walnut Street Prison (within shouting distance of this marker); Historic Site in Journalism (within shouting distance of this marker); Maxfield Parrish (within shouting distance of this marker); Commodore John Barry, U. S. N. (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Freedom is a Light (about 400 feet away); Pennsylvania Bible Society (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Philadelphia.
 
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. Other Washington Square markers.
 
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Sycamore tree in 2008. image. Click for full size.
By Beverly Pfingsten, July 5, 2008
3. Sycamore tree in 2008.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on July 9, 2008, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland. This page has been viewed 1,254 times since then and 33 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on July 9, 2008, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.   2. submitted on November 27, 2014, by Nate Davidson of Salisbury, Maryland.   3. submitted on July 9, 2008, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.
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