The sawing and piling for drying took place on Saturday, October 27, 2018. The milling event was free and open to the public, and the Anthony Museum had representatives on hand to discuss the tree’s history and significance. The lumber from the tree will naturally air dry over the next few years. In the fuuture, the lumber will be used for projects yet to be determined.
This iconic tree was mature at the time Susan B. Anthony lived at 17 Madison Street in Rochester, and it was witness to many key events in the life of the noted suffrage activist, including her arrest for voting in 1872, and the crowds that gathered at her house on her death in 1906. This tree was recently featured in the book, Wise Trees by Diane Cook, Len Jenshel, and Verlyn Klinkenborg, and published by Abrahms.
This Susan B. Anthony article is an example of the types of news items used by organizations, policy makers, and 2020 advocates in preparation for the 2020 national suffrage centennial. This newsy press release was distributed by the Susan B. Anthony Museum and House in Rochester, New York.
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