Thursday, September 15, 2011

Stamp Act Tree?

This marker was on one of the largest pine trees in the forest along the trail we followed a few weeks ago. Does anyone know any more about it?

I found this information about the Stamp Act 1765 on wikipedia but I don't know that it's related.
Any help in this matter would sate my curiosity.

6 comments:

Cheyenne said...

It is to It refers to the British governments imposition of the Stamp Act 0f 1765. Also there are two of your oldest Sycamore trees in the campus of Princton, they have a stamp disc on each to commemorate the Repeal of the said act!

Reddunappy said...

Thats really interesting. There really isnt much if any info on a tree in New Mexico! I found short referenced to a newspaper protest in that state but nothing specific!
Is there a historical sociaty in the county where this tree is? They may know something. I love old history things like this!

Mary said...

As a question to Cheyenne's answer, what might the #41 stand for I wonder...

Dreaming said...

I have no clue, and like you, couldn't find a reference to the disc on the Internet... You'd think something would be out there, especially as the disc is numbered. Also curious, the liberty tree evidently was an Elm... and yet this is on a pine. Such a mystery!!!

Laughing Orca Ranch said...

That wiki information is definitely related to that disc, but I wish there was some kind of database that was easily accessed so folks could find out where all the special Stamp Act trees are located across the country.

~Lisa

Fantastyk Voyager said...

I do wish there was more information on this. It is the wrong kind of tree. My son thinks it's marked because it's such an old tree. But I'm sure there are older trees. And why is it on such a remote trail in the mountains? It's not like anyone is going to see it? so many questions...