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June 6, 2013
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Finding the Witness Tree

History buffs always love a good mystery. Especially when you find a treasure in the end. Our first clue in the mystery of the Witness Tree came in the shape of a map. Not just any map, mind you; this was a typewritten list of landmarks, arranged in the order that a traveler would find them. Compiled more than 50 years ago by Woodfords resident Grant Merrill, this “written map” contained a number of fascinating tidbits. Woodfords, for example, once was home to an old cooper shop and an “Indian ball park.” Who knew? But it was one cryptic reference …

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The Record Courier Updated Jun 6, 2013 02:41PM Published Jun 6, 2013 02:16PM Copyright 2013 The Record Courier. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.