Thursday, November 6, 2008

Oak Tree Post Office

According to historical records, this tree used to stand in a campground area used by Santa Fe Trail travelers. It was used as a "post office" from the 1820's to 1840's.

Travelers going out west would leave messages about such things as water sources, and Plains Indians unrest, in a cavity at the foot of the tree.

The tree died in 1990, and was removed September 9th, 2008.

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