• Creator
  • Wilson, Ernest Henry, 1876-1930
  • Created Date
  • 1924-04-12
  • Description
  • Ulmus americana Massachusetts (Boxford) Boxford elm, 70 ft. in height, girth of trunk 14 1/2 ft., spread of branches 100 ft. Marks place where Indian Treaty was signed. The Boxford Elm marks the location of a treaty between settlers and Native Americans to establish the city of Boxford. Samuel English, Joseph English, and John Umpee claimed title to and demanded money for territory included in Boxford. On January 15, 1701, there was a town mee... more
    Ulmus americana Massachusetts (Boxford) Boxford elm, 70 ft. in height, girth of trunk 14 1/2 ft., spread of branches 100 ft. Marks place where Indian Treaty was signed. The Boxford Elm marks the location of a treaty between settlers and Native Americans to establish the city of Boxford. Samuel English, Joseph English, and John Umpee claimed title to and demanded money for territory included in Boxford. On January 15, 1701, there was a town meeting held between Native Americans and several other prominent citizens of the town (Thomas and John Perley, Thomas Hazen, and Joseph Bridges). this meeting was held at Thomas Perley’s tavern, which was marked by a huge elm tree, called the Boxford Elm. This is how the tree became associated with the city itself and a prominent landmark. less
  • Format
  • Photographs
    Glass negatives
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