A Symbol of International Friendship

A Symbol of International Friendship (HM1RBU)

Location: Washington, DC 20245
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Country: United States of America
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N 38° 53.211', W 77° 2.473'

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On March 27, 1912, First Lady Helen Herron Taft, Viscountess Iwa Chinda, wife of the Japanese ambassador to the United States, and a small group of people assembled at the Tidal Basin. There they planted the first two of more than 3,000 flowering cherry trees that were given to the city of Washington, D.C. by the city of Tokyo. Afterwards Mrs. Taft presented Visountess Chinda with a bouquet of American Beauty roses. Four years later when the young trees bloomed, the blossoms began to serve as an annual reminder of the friendship between the United States and Japan.Captions:The Two Original TreesThe grove you are looking at is the site of the original planting. Staying on the trails and the walkways helps protect the trees by preventing soil compaction.Plaque on commemorative stone.First Lady Helen Herron TaftViscountess Iwa Chinda
Placed ByNational Park Service
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Date Added Tuesday, March 29th, 2016 at 5:01pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 322958 N 4306200
Decimal Degrees38.88685000, -77.04121667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 53.211', W 77° 2.473'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 53' 12.66" N, 77° 2' 28.38" W
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Area Code(s)202
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling East
Closest Postal AddressAt or near , Washington DC 20245, US
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