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Black Walnut Tree

 
Black Walnut Tree
 
 
 
The Black Walnut Tree, shown the same year it blew down - 1917. (3)

Mt. Holyoke College was hit twice the year of 1917. On July 21st, the black walnut tree that stood in front of the science building - Williston Hall, blew down. Then on December 22nd of the same year, Williston Hall burnt to the ground! The tree was estimated to have started growing around 1774 which made it approximately 143 years old when it died.

 

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This page was created by Alana Belcon FP'04 in History 283, Fall Semester 2003 - aubelcon@mtholyoke.edu