Not long after Gulf Park College for Women opened, a platform was built in Friendship Oak so poet-in-residence Vachel Linday could teach classes in the Long Beach tree. Later versions of this platform were designed to be self-supporting and not put stressful weight on the tree.
Not long after Gulf Park College for Women opened, a platform was built in Friendship Oak so poet-in-residence Vachel Linday could teach classes in the Long Beach tree. Later versions of this platform were designed to be self-supporting and not put stressful weight on the tree. The Paul Jermyn Collection
Not long after Gulf Park College for Women opened, a platform was built in Friendship Oak so poet-in-residence Vachel Linday could teach classes in the Long Beach tree. Later versions of this platform were designed to be self-supporting and not put stressful weight on the tree. The Paul Jermyn Collection

If the Friendship Oak could talk, the conversation would probably go like this

December 03, 2017 12:00 AM