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  • Photo Caption:

    Opelika boy.

  • Latitude:

    32.647222

  • Longitude:

    -85.389444

  • Date:

    1957

  • Image Source:

    Forest History Society

  • Sequence Name:

    Opelika Rotary Tree Planting Campaign

  • Collection:

    Public Land

  • Additional Context:

    Eight years make quite a difference in the growth of a tree and a boy. As a four-year-old cowboy, Wallace Whatley, Jr., of Opelika, Alabama, could easily step over the top of this tree, which was then a one-year-old seedling. Today, as a 12-year-old Boy Scout, Wallace can not reach around the nine-year-old tree with both hands.

  • Creator:

    unknown

  • Rights:

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1957
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