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Dartmouth College. Pine Tree Project



The Lone Pine (Old Pine) stood on the hill behind the observatory and by 1828 had become known as a gathering place for graduating seniors. Around the same time stories circulated about American Indians singing at the same spot. It became the location of Class Day in 1854. After suffering damage in an 1887 lightning strike and an 1892 windstorm, the tree was cut down in 1895. Experts counted rings and dated it to 1783.In 1967 the Class of 1927 planted an homage to the Lone Pine: This Dartmouth Pine grows at the entrance to the Bema.

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Dartmouth College, Pine Tree Project records

Identifier: DA-184
Date(s): 1966 to 1967
Scope and Contents

The collection contains publications, photographs, correspondence, and memeoranda documenting the acquisition of a new tree to replace the original old pine, by the Class of 1927.

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