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Catalog Number 2011.099.757
Object Name Print, Photographic
Title Hackberry tree in Arvada
Description Black and white photograph of a lone hackberry tree once located near 72nd and Wadsworth in Arvada, Colorado. The tree is located by a fence with an electrical pole in the background.

Legend of Hackberry tree: "Hackberry Tree. 1859 pioneer's saw tree as well others willows-cottonwood and evergr. Indian's loor(?)-gr. chief slain in battle. Buried on this bluff and near Arv. He was dressed in his robes-ornaments and weapons around neck-buckskin bag with medicine bag-in this bag hackberry seeds placed-One seed rooted. Another tale white Thunder gr. medicine man of Sioux planted lone hackberry trees in hills Dak. Neb. Wyo. and Colo. Said trees alters great spirit and none to destroy." Copied from a photocopy found in the Thistlewood Family Collection.
Copyright All rights belong to Golden History Museums, City of Golden without restriction.
Collection Permanent
Credit line Golden History Museums, City of Golden Collection
Caption Hackberry tree in Arvada
Search Terms Hackberry Tree