Posted on June 3, 2011
by Robert Moore
See =>here, from NBC 29 out of Charlottesville, and =>here, from the Daily News Record, Harrisonburg.
More to follow…
June 3, 2011
Some enterprising entrepreneur should get busy making plaques, boxes, stools, etc, etc, etc.
I think that’s what the property owners might be thinking. I was going to stop by on the way home and grab a piece, but, looks like they’ve got the no trespassing thing in effect right now.
“Miller said her family has posted no trespassing signs to shield it from souvenir hunters until it is removed. ‘The tree is down. Let it rest,’ she said.”
I give up, why is it called the Jackson prayer oak tree?
Around June 15, 1862, a few days after the victories at Cross Keys and Port Republic, Stonewall Jackson declared a day of thanksgiving. He held a large prayer meeting in close proximity to the tree. That tree is all that is left of the original stand of trees present there at the time. Local legend also suggests that he prayed under the tree on occasion, after taking his meals on the front porch of the house, just across the road.
[...] Since we’re in mourning for the Jackson Prayer Oak (see here, and here… and yes, I’m a tree hugger of sorts… especially when it comes to [...]
[...] partly from the wood of the Stonewall Jackson Prayer Tree, which once stood near Grottoes, but was fallen by strong winds, in 2011. Needless to say, an immediate family heirloom… and with family connections built [...]
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