Official Newspaper of Eddy County since 1883

Tree Talk: Presidential tales & trees

The story of George Washington and the cherry tree tells of the time the young future President of the United States chopped down his father's favorite tree. As the story goes, George had received a hatchet for his sixth birthday and enthusiastically went about testing the useful gift. When his father discovered that his cherry tree had been damaged, he confronted George who bravely replied, "I ca...

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