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"Old Sherwood Town" is only nine blocks in size, yet it represents a very large chunk of what America was about during the turn of the 19th Century. The physical Trail winds through these nine blocks. It begins and ends at the Sherwood Heritage Center. (Also take a look at our 2006 Web Page!)

A Stop Along the Trail

The Lebanese-born owner of Sesame Donuts hands out free samples of his wares to weary travelers. The school children are of course prudent in their dining habits. They carefully restricted themselves to one delicious doughnut hole apiece. They enjoyed the food, but were far more curious about all the Middle Eastern words and phrases to be found in Oregon. Such as "Damascus" and "Salem" and the enormous Cedar of Lebanon tree that overhangs Pine Street in Old Sherwood Town. The giant tree happens to be the national symbol of Lebanon. Strangely the street is named "Pine Street" instead of "Cedar of Lebanon Street." History is strange.

6 comments:

Lilly Morgen said...

The Pines (a native Sherwood variety) were all cut down to fuel the brick kilns. There are third or fourth generation trees still growing around Jim Fischer's Roofing offices. That marks the back side of the old ballfield, Sherwood's oldest city park.

jaycee said...

Most of all, let's praise Hydar for setting a standard other Old Town Sherwood businesses might emulate. He saw at once how useful history can be to his business and there he was, in the middle of our photograph. Let's give him another round of applause kids!

Lilly Morgen said...

People in Old Town are always delighted when they see the kids out there wandering around! A couple of people asked me, "So what's the news? What's going on in Sherwood?" There is plenty going on!!

Anonymous said...

How com we did not get any doughnut holes? We did see the tree. Did the tree come from Americaaa?

jaycee said...

It's too bad about the donut holes. I guess that's why they're called that. they're the part of the donut that isn't there. The Cedar of Lebanon on Pine Street might have come from Lebanon. Nobody knows.

Anonymous said...

For those who cannot visit Sherwood, the inclusion of the "enormouse Cedar of Lebanon" tree in the photo of Hydar. I looked at other photos hoping to see it.

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