Touching It Will Get You In A World Of Trouble, So They Built A Fence Around This Tree Decades Ago.
Most country has them, they represent our past and have some deep meaning for the people living in that country or region. In the United States, a National Historic Landmark (NHL) has been officially recognized by the US government as having outstanding historical significance. They can be buildings, structures, or even objects. In Massachusetts, a 385-year old pear tree is an NHL.
When Europeans first immigrated to the New World, they faced an uncertain future in an untamed land. To help welcome the incoming pilgrims to Massachusetts, English Puritan John Endicott set out to make the terrain as inviting as possible. What he did next would continue on as a legacy for hundreds of years.
386 years later, I think it is safe to say that this resilient pear tree has more than exceeded his expectations.
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