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The Infamous Van Buren Elm Incident of 1842

The National Road is known as Main Street and serves as Plainfield’s primary east-west roadway. As the sign in front of the Pedestrian Bridge states, “Make History, Drive It, The Road that Built the Nation.” In one of the more infamous footnotes of US History, the Town of Plainfield, the National Road and one of our early Presidents came together for a historical and amusing incident in 1842! 560 more words

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Ambler, No. 18 [On Identifying a Tree]

As for the other conceit that a Peacock is ashamed when he lookes on his legges, as is commonly held… let them believe that hold specificall deformities – Sir T.

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Sir Thomas Browne