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Category: History

Romeo Arbor Day 2022 Inspires Area Youth

Romeo’s 2022 Arbor Day Celebration took place in the Romeo Village Park on Friday, April 29th. This event led by the Village Tree Board of Romeo featured multiple tree dedications at Amanda Moore Elementary School and the Kezar Branch of the Romeo District Library. During the day, 500 saplings were distributed to students at school and visitors to the afternoon event.

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The History of Arbor Day

The origins of Arbor Day date back to the early 1870s in Nebraska City, . A journalist by the name of Julius Sterling Morton moved to the state with his wife, Caroline, in 1854, a little more than 10 years before Nebraska gained its statehood in 1867. The couple purchased 160 acres in Nebraska City and planted a wide variety of trees and shrubs in what was a primarily a flat stretch of desolate plain.

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