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About Omaha daily bee. (Omaha [Neb.]) 187?-1922 | View Entire Issue (April 23, 1922)
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Yehr&ska Governor. lVho ourzceJ rhorjDa.y Fifty Zears Igo.
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This statue, erected
(a J- Sterling Morion
by the Arbor Dy asso
ciation, stands in Mor
ion park at Nebraska
City. School children
throughout the nation
Honored Morton yes
terday in the observ
ance of the golden
anniversary o I the
i o u n d i a of Arbor
Dav. The photograph
wii taken at the un
veiling of the monu
ment in 1905. the
ceremony being at
tended by President
Grover Cleveland and
members of hii cabinet.
Photo by Louis R.
Jay Higgina, forester in charge, taking car of some of his
iets in Bessey nursery, Nebraska national forest. The trees shown
in the picture are three vests o'd The speri-s represented, from
front to rear, ares Juniper, Chinese, arbor vitae, western yellow
pine and jack pine.
Here's a vista ihroueh the trees of a
jack pine plantation eijthl years old. narl
of the Nebraska national forest. Since
1002. 6 000 aares of sandhills have been
planted in frees. The Nebraska reserve
comprises a total of 200.000 acres.
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This growth of jack pinev in a region which formerly con
sisted only of barren sand hilN, shows vividly th 'orestation
work beine accomplished in this state since establishment of
th' Nebraska national forest in 1902. These trees are 16 years
Above is a photograph of Arbor Lodge, home of J.
Sterling Morton for many years end now oreserved as a
part of the Morton memorial at Nebraska City. Photo by
Louis R. Bostwick.
"The Spirit of Arbor Day" is represented in this
bronze stttue in Morton park, Nebraska City.
Photo by Louis R. Bostwick.
The group of birches pictured above is in
f Imwood park. Photo by Fred T. Denzin,
Here is an unusually good photograph of
one of the winding paths through the elms
of Elmwood park. Photo by Fred T.
Tourists are cordially welcomed to both the Bessey
and Niobrara divisions of the Nebraska national
forest, covering big portions of Cherry and Thomas
rcinties. The Niobrara division is especially abounding-in
scenic beauty. Above is a view of the Snake
river falls, borderinr the forest. Those trees growing
along the canvon walls are western yellow pine, native
Spring planting operations are now under way in th Nebraska
national forest A million and a half trees are to be planted this
spring in the sand hills near Halsey. The picture shows a planting
crew at work.
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View from Cedar Point, Nebraska national
forest, showing eastern portion of Bessev
nursery, named in honor of the late Dr. C. E.
Bessry, professor of botany. University of
Nebraska, who was largely responsible for
bringing about creation of th- Nebraska na
tional forest by President Theodore Roosevelt.
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