The Legend of the Paw Paw

The Legend of the Paw Paw (HM1CRM)

Location: Chatham-Kent, ON N7M 5J4 Chatham-Kent Division
Country: Canada
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N 42° 26.472', W 82° 8.163'

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— Tecumseh Parkway —

The Paw Paw tree (Asimina triloba) is native to the southern, eastern, and mid-western United States and extends to Canada only in the extreme southern part of Ontario. It has the largest edible fruit native to North America. The fruit looks somewhat like a small banana and has a custard taste.

Popular attributes relates the presence of several groves of this thicket-forming understory tree along this section of the Thames River to American soldiers who carried the fruit with them from Kentucky in 1813 and discarded the seeds along their advance route as the Paw Paws were consumed.
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HM NumberHM1CRM
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Year Placed2013
Placed ByTecumseh Parkway
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Date Added Saturday, September 6th, 2014 at 1:21am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)17T E 406567 N 4699389
Decimal Degrees42.44120000, -82.13605000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 42° 26.472', W 82° 8.163'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds42° 26' 28.32" N, 82° 8' 9.78" W
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Area Code(s)256
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 9668-9970 County Rd 39, Chatham-Kent ON N7M 5J4, CA
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