Women's Christian Temperance Union plants memorial tree
Members of the Women's Christian Temperance Union gather around a small spruce tree at Elitch Gardens in Denver, Colorado. Mr. and Mrs. W. W. Wilmore are seated on a park bench near the tree. A plaque reading: "8th District W.C.T.U. Honor Mr. & Mrs. W.W. Wilmore, July 17th, 1942." Members of the Temperance Union present include: Florence L. Stanley, Daisy F. Eigler, Eleanor Skaggs, Rosina Williams, Bessie Mathias, Bertha Teller, Eli M. Gross, Lisbeth G. Fish, and Mrs. G. Haldeman.
1942 July 17
Condition: folded cracked.; Formerly Max 346.; Newspaper article attached to back of print reads: "Living witness to a ceremony performed Friday at the Elich Gardens will be borne for many years by the little Colorado spruce tree shown here. It was planted there by members and officers of the Colorado eighth district of the Women's Christian Temperance union in honor of Mr. and Mrs. W.W. Wilmore of Jefferson county, shown here seated behind it. A marker noting the event and date was placed in concrete beside the tree. Standing left to right, Mrs. C.S. Stanley, Mrs. Daisy F. Eigler, Elanor Skaggs, Rosina Williams, Mrs Clifford Mathias, Mrs. H.B. Teller, Eli M. Gross, Mrs. A.G. Fish and Mrs. G. Haldeman. The Wilmores long have been identified with the development of Jefferson county.; Title supplied.; Library owns additional iterations of this image in various formats: 1 copy negative; 10 x 13 (4 x 5).; R7100296424
1 photographic print ; 16 x 21 cm. (6 1/2 x 8 1/2 in.)
Women's Christian Temperance Union--People--1940-1950.; Denver (Colo.)--1940-1950.; Public service organizations--Colorado--Denver--1940-1950.; Temperance--Colorado--Denver--1940-1950.; Tree planting ceremonies--Colorado--Denver--1940-1950.; Women--Colorado--Denver--1940-1950.
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