Throwback Thursday: Arbor Day 1907

What was happening on the third Thursday in April in 1907?
Lafayette was getting ready to celebrate Arbor Day!

View article in the April 18, 1907 Lafayette Leader

This note in the Lafayette Leader from April 18, 1907 recommends planting a tree for Arbor Day. I was interested to learn that Arbor Day has been celebrated for that long.
-Sherlene, Adult Services Librarian

Arbor Day has, in fact, been celebrated in Colorado on the third Friday in April since 1892! Learn more about Arbor Day in Colorado from the Colorado Virtual Library.


FInd more Lafayette History resources and links to historic newspapers on our Lafayette History and Photos page!

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