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Snoqualmie Veterans Memorial's Legacy Tree looks back on lost communities.

The newly planted Bloodgood Sycamore Legacy Tree at the Snoqualmie Valley Veterans Memorial recalls the lost town of Riverside at Snoqualmie Falls. - Photo courtesy Dave Battey
The newly planted Bloodgood Sycamore Legacy Tree at the Snoqualmie Valley Veterans Memorial recalls the lost town of Riverside at Snoqualmie Falls.
— image credit: Photo courtesy Dave Battey

The newly planted Legacy Tree at the Snoqualmie Valley Veterans’ Memorial is special. It’s a Bloodgood sycamore, a cross between North American and Asian sycamores that is resistant to disease and to smog and other urban pollutants.

The Veterans’ Memorial Legacy Tree is not the only memorial sycamore in the Snoqualmie Valley.  Sometime around 1925, sycamores were planted in front of each mill house in the Riverside neighborhood of the now vanished Weyerhaeuser mill town of Snoqualmie Falls— which lost at least seven young men in World War II.  The houses are gone, but the sycamores live on as an officially designated living King County Landmark.

The tree was donated by Big Trees Supply of Snohomish.

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