4-H plants Liberty Tree National Historic Site
May 1, 2019
Members of the Barry County 4-H Clubs and their families gathered at the historic courthouse in Cassville on Saturday, April 27, to hold a ceremony to commemorate the planting of a Tulip Polar with significant history. The tree is a seedling from the last of the original Liberty Trees. The tree was destroyed by Hurricane Floyd in 1999, but prior to its death, 14 seedlings were successfully germinated. The tree serves as a National Historic Site that dates back to the Revolutionary War. Liberty trees were planted to serve as a place for people to gather to talk about government. Isaac LaCaze, 7, of Cassville, helps plant the Tulip Polar at the historic courthouse in Cassville. LaCaze is a member of the Horner Ridge Runners 4-H Club.