Corydon, Indiana: Constitution Elm - Historic Stump
The Constitution Elm has been dead since 1925, but its remains are too historic to throw away.
The Constitution Elm
- W. High St., Corydon, IN
- N. Capitol Ave. to downtown. Take the last right onto W. High St. before the stoplight. The Constitution Elm is almost at the end of the block, on the right.
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Constitution Elm - Historic Stump
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Forty-three delegates met in 1816 to draft Indiana's first constitution. Due to the sweltering heat, the delegates moved outside and continued their work under the branches of an enormous elm. Although the tree died of Dutch Elm disease in 1925, its trunk is still preserved.
[Mary K. Marlatt, 08/02/2007]
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