Register | Login


There once stood a huge oak tree near the center of Eufala, a small city in Alabama, the United States. The 65-foot-tall tree was the city’s landmark and a favorite place for local children to play under. In 1919 a violent tornado lashed through the city, but the oak tree survived. Later, the tree also survived a fire. The locals thought it was a divine sign and petitioned the city council to deed the tree to itself.  

In 1936, a “deed of sentiment” was granted which reads in part: “I. E. H. Graves, as Mayor of the City of Eufaula, do hereby grant, bargain, sell and convey unto the ‘Post Oak Tree,” not as an individual, partnership nor corporation, but as a creation and gift of the Almighty, standing in our midst—to itself—to have and to hold itself, its branches, limbs, trunk and roots so long as it shall live.”

eufala-oak-2

Photo credit: al.com

Read more »
© Amusing Planet, 2018.


Loading...

The Amazing Restoration of Samarkand’s Historic Buildings
The Amazing Restoration of Samarkand’s Historic Buildings
The Luxurious Mausoleums of Manila Chinese Cemetery
The Luxurious Mausoleums of Manila Chinese Cemetery
Actun Tunichil Muknal: The Cave of The Crystal Maiden
Actun Tunichil Muknal: The Cave of The Crystal Maiden
Swords in The Rock, Norway
Swords in The Rock, Norway
Sassi di Matera: The Oldest Continuously Inhabited Cave City
Sassi di Matera: The Oldest Continuously Inhabited Cave City
Ford Rotunda of Dearborn
Ford Rotunda of Dearborn
Sulabh International Museum of Toilets
Sulabh International Museum of Toilets
Waluscha De Sousa - FHM India Magazine (April 2016)
Waluscha De Sousa - FHM India Magazine (April 2016)