Haverford College Arboretum (Images of America) by Martha J. Van Artsdalen

By Martha J. Van Artsdalen

In 1833, whilst the 1st 23 scholars arrived at what's now Haverford collage, they discovered one university development surrounded via approximately 2 hundred acres of farmland, woods, and a small creek. the tale of ways this panorama advanced into the park-like surroundings of today�s campus is advised via photographs spanning one hundred fifty years. scholars and associates alike now take pleasure in an exceptional selection of timber, woods, a duck pond, and a nature path. recollections of retired employees and school kids who grew up the following, coupled with descriptions via the school�s early scholars and professors, show a desirable heritage. listed here are majestic timber: oaks planted in 1834, American elm survivors of a devastating affliction, and newly planted giants of the following day. Gardens as soon as flourished the place constructions now stand, and cows grazed on today�s athletic fields. scholars equipped bobsled races down the garden within the Eighteen Eighties, and skaters loved the frozen pond within the 1950s.

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