Abrahams Promise - FINALIST, February 2020Save Favorites
This tree is located on the square in Sonoma, California. It is a very large Eucalyptus tree sent by President Abraham Lincoln as a promise to the people of Sonoma. It was sent as a sapling by ship arriving around Cape Horn when Sonoma was the capital of California. President Lincoln was bringing the railroad to California to get gold and silver to bring back to Washington, D.C., to finance the Union Army during the Civil War. The people in Sonoma were afraid he would only bring the railroads to the mines and forget about bringing them all the way to the capital. He sent this tree as a symbol of his promise that he would bring the railroad to Sonoma, and he did not go back on his word.