Crystal Street Historic Oak Canopy

Crystal Street Historic Oak Canopy (HM2A0O)

Location: Crystal River, FL 34428 Citrus County
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Country: United States of America
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N 28° 54.139', W 82° 35.498'

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At one time, and for many years until the 1950's, Crystal Street was the main thoroughfare into Crystal River for travelers coming from Lecanto and Inverness. In 1907, because of its role as the gateway into Crystal River, a group of ladies from the Village Improvement Society planted live oak trees on both sides of the road from the railroad depot to present-day Fourth Avenue NE.

The Village Improvement Society, led by Mrs. Nickabud Barco, also encouraged the Town Council to come up with a way to stop cows and pigs from roaming the streets to improve sanitation problems and, ultimately, overall living conditions.

This group was the forerunner of the Women's Club formed in 1921. Its legacy lives on in the beauty of the remaining trees sheltering the street.

Over a hundred years later, only fifteen heritage oak trees are left standing, yet they still form their beautiful cathedral-like canopy.
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HM NumberHM2A0O
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Placed ByCity of Crystal River
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Date Added Sunday, August 5th, 2018 at 7:01pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)17R E 344818 N 3198205
Decimal Degrees28.90231667, -82.59163333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 28° 54.139', W 82° 35.498'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds28° 54' 8.3400000000002" N, 82° 35' 29.88" W
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Area Code(s)352
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling East
Closest Postal AddressAt or near Crosstown Trail, Crystal River FL 34428, US
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