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LeClaire, IA  52753

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History

 

HISTORY OF THE “GREEN TREE”

The famous Green Elm Tree was also known as “Green Tree Hotel”.

The giant elm stood over 50 feet high, and its canopy was over 100 feet wide.

The “Green Tree”  was over two centuries old

before succumbing to Dutch Elm Disease in 1964.

The Green Tree was a gathering place for riverboat pilots

and provided shade and refuge for men coming to Le Claire in search of jobs on the riverboats.

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