The Axe and the Cherry Tree

The Axe and the Cherry Tree (HM4ST)

Location: Baltimore, MD 21201
Country: United States of America

N 39° 17.903', W 76° 36.939'

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The landscape design of Mt. Vernon Place has changed quite a bit since its creation in 1828. Originally, the area was known as Howard's woods but when Col. John Eager Howard donated part of his property for Mt. Vernon Place, the tree were cleared out for formal gardens. Later Oak trees were planted, but were marred down because the tall bushy leaves ruined the view of the park. Then an exotic new imported tree was planted, the Japanese Cherry Tree, because it would not grow as tall. After the bombing of Pearl Harbor in 1941, the trees were removed because they were "un-American" and relocated to internment camps. Soon after, they were replaced with Crabapple trees that remain today.

410 362 3910
HM NumberHM4ST
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Date Added Thursday, September 18th, 2014 at 8:21pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 360683 N 4351133
Decimal Degrees39.29838333, -76.61565000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 17.903', W 76° 36.939'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 17' 54.18" N, 76° 36' 56.34" W
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Area Code(s)410, 443, 301
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 722-798 N Charles St, Baltimore MD 21201, US
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