107a Dogwood Harpers Jpg
Quarryville Elementary School,  211 South Hess Street, Quarryville PA

Planted in 1999, this tree is a certified direct descendant of a dogwood growing at Harpers Ferry, WV.  

Harpers Ferry is where American abolitionist John Brown led a doomed raid on a federal armory. It was also hotly contested between Confederate and Union armies throughout the Civil War.  [The last photo, by African-American photographer Augustus Washington, is a daguerreotype of abolitionist John Brown from about 1846.]

This amazing species often begins flowering when just two or three years old.


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