—Chesapeake and Ohio Canal National Historical Park —With roots planted deep in the soil providing stability and a crown overhead providing shelter and safety, it is easy to see how a tree could be a meaningful symbol for the Sons of Liberty in America's earliest days. Each of the original 13 colonies had "Liberty Trees" where colonists gathered to talk about unfair taxation and oppressive British policies. The Sons of Liberty was a secret organization and from their meetings and discussions the seeds for the American Revolution were planted.
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|Placed By||National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Friday, October 28th, 2016 at 5:02pm PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||17S E 705199 N 4379454|
|Decimal Degrees||39.54025000, -78.61213333|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 39° 32.415', W 78° 36.728'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||39° 32' 24.9" N, 78° 36' 43.68" W|
|Driving Directions||Google Maps|
|Which side of the road?||Marker is on the right when traveling South|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 18901-18999 Green Spring Rd SE, Oldtown MD 21555, US|
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