Fort Scott, Kansas: Stumps of Liberty and Union

1960 Civil War monument celebrates "the twin trees of Liberty and Union," but features limestone tree stumps, not trees.

Fort Scott National Historic Site

Address:
234 Old Fort Blvd, Fort Scott, KS
Directions:
Fort Scott National Historic Site. From N. National Ave. turn east onto W, Oak St., then bear left onto Old Fort Blvd and park on the left. You'll see an old wooden building; the stumps are right next to it.
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Twin tree stumps.

Twin Trees of Liberty and Union

Stumps of the twin trees. This monument commemorating the Civil War is across from the entrance of the Fort Scott National Historic Site.

[Gan Nunnally, 08/10/2020]

"The blood that flowed in Kansas before and during the Civil War nourished the twin trees of Liberty and Union." Guess it was too expensive to make monument-trees, but it seems cheap to render Liberty and Union as stumps.


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