It stood in the courthouse yard for many years and as the city of Owenton grew and prospered, the tree spread its branches outward and settled its massive trunk on the grassy lawn. It wasn’t long before its foliage offered relief from baking summer days and in the autumn its display of brilliant colors heralded the approach of winter.
But over the years time and the elements weakened its roots and a recent storm lifted the stalwart giant, hurling it to the ground and leaving many saddened at its demise.
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