Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Oregon Heritage Tree

The Riding Whip Tree
Historic GeerCrest Farm
12390 Sunnyview Rd NE
Salem, OR 97317

The Riding Whip Tree began as a switch used by Florinda Geer during a 1854 pony ride with her beau at the T.T. Geer Ranch (relative of Oregon Governor Geer). After finishing a countryside ride, the young girl stuck her switch into the ground. And it grew...alot.

6 comments:

Rota Fortunae said...

T.T. Geer = Governor Geer!

R.C. Geer was T.T.'s Uncle, and Geercrest Farm is R.C. Geer's farm.

The family tree gets tangled up, and Homer's fame eclipses that of the Geers, but the Geers were pretty distinguished, too!

Living In Williamsburg Virginia said...

Great shot and a great story to match.

Darryl and Ruth : )

Halcyon said...

Such a beauty! Love what mother nature can come up with.

EG Wow said...

That's an amazing tale. It's wonderful that the tree's history is still remembered.

Joy said...

I love this photo! One of my favourite things to do is look up trees and take snaps. Beautiful.

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Lynette said...

Great photo, great info. Really great blog.