"Memory Trees planted for Grace Auxier Harris in Verdon, NE

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"Memory Trees planted for Grace Auxier Harris in Verdon, NE - Pvove O ì Ì ìcìo I s lliive (I Heuvt^^^^ ' 4,...
Pvove O ì Ì ìcìo I s lliive (I Heuvt^^^^ ' 4, VEHDON There's a big curve on the highway west of liere which tluesn’t go round any corner. Take U S Highway 73, heading south and ra.st, en route to Kansas City, and you’ve driven this rurve. It signifies a governmental de- partm''nt's yielding to human sentiment sentiment The rurve fakes traffic around "mrnioty trees" n the yard of the farm hnnie of the late Mr and Mrs. Edward Auxier, wes of here. A .son, Edwani .Ir . explains that following the death in 1022 of Grace a daughter. Edward Sr., planted five Blue Spruce trees and one Ponderosa Pine in her memory. Edward Sr. was a pioneer farm' farm' er and stockman in Richardson I County, ! Years later when survefLrs laid out the route of the purposed U.S. 73, Auxier learned the trees would have to go. He went with tears in Ins cye.s, it is said and plearled to the Highway Department for the preservation preservation of the trees. The highway was built and torlay the cracks and hreak.s bear evi- denee of its heavy traffic But it skirts the Auxier farm and the beautiful trees still stand. Marshal Svizrs Itays' "Xift (wi/i.C PAl‘^•TON M’P' Town Mai .hal Di. k Kiiighf I oiiti ' atcd tivc ‘ /.ip from f )ur bovs and urged all p.n ent . fo fake Ui h gun.s oi has in ; I Ihr ••iiimiorv” trer^ at Verdrn, .\<*ir Hoch Split May Give

Clipped from Lincoln Journal Star11 Mar 1955, FriPage 12

Lincoln Journal Star (Lincoln, Nebraska)11 Mar 1955, FriPage 12
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  • "Memory Trees planted for Grace Auxier Harris in Verdon, NE

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