Logan Elm in Pickaway County, Ohio   Save
Logan Elm in Pickaway County, Ohio
Description: Four women are shown standing at the base of the Logan Elm, October 3, 1912. The trunk of the tree measured seven feet in diameter and the branches spread 150 feet. The Logan Elm, according to local legend, was the location of a speech on Indian and white relations given by Chief Logan of the Seneca-Cayuga Tribe in 1774. Known as "Logan's Lament," the speech included his grievances over the white settlers' betrayal and murder of his family and tribesmen. When the tree died in 1964, it was estimated to be between 200 and 300 years old, and was approximately 24 feet in circumference. In its place, the Ohio Historical Society and Pickaway Country placed a plaque, and, recently, the Society planted a pin oak tree in honor of Chief Logan and the legendary elm tree. View on Ohio Memory.
Image ID: AL02656
Subjects: Seneca-Cayuga Tribe; American Indians in Ohio; American Indian history and society; Ohio History--Settlement and Early Statehood; Trees--Ohio
Places: Pickaway County (Ohio)