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The Peach Orchard is the strangest orchard I've ever seen, all those trees bent in the same NE direction. I continue to wonder what how that happened. Storms don't usually act that uniformly when they bend trees. It's almost like some vandal went thru and bent them when they were young, and instead of dying they just kept growing that way.
 
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The Peach Orchard is the strangest orchard I've ever seen, all those trees bent in the same NE direction. I continue to wonder what how that happened. Storms don't usually act that uniformly when they bend trees. It's almost like some vandal went thru and bent them when they were young, and instead of dying they just kept growing that way.
One of the times I was out there this summer, I was with a retired science teacher, and even he couldn't figure it out. It might have something to do with the grafting, perhaps? Although the vandals idea might be just as valid. Maybe it's the spirits of the men who were killed there on July 2--or maybe Dan Sickles had something to do with it. He was pretty crooked, too!:smile:
 

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One of the times I was out there this summer, I was with a retired science teacher, and even he couldn't figure it out. It might have something to do with the grafting, perhaps? Although the vandals idea might be just as valid. Maybe it's the spirits of the men who were killed there on July 2--or maybe Dan Sickles had something to do with it. He was pretty crooked, too!:smile:
Well, you don't graft trees that high up the trunk. Something happened when they were about that high, but I never have heard what. I suspect a modern vandal. You never know what some of these characters are going to do, but the Peach Orchard trees have had the last laugh on the vandal. It's almost like they are giving him the finger.
 
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a shot of the Officers Quarters at the American Camp on San Juan Island, Washington. Captain George Pickett commanded the 9th US Infantry that was garrisoned here in response to a conflict between American and British interests on the island. His garrison of 70 soldiers stood up to threats by a British commander that he would start landing his 1000 men on the island if Pickett didn't leave the island. Pickett responded by forming his men in a line of battle and waited for them to land. They didn't, instead choosing to land further up the coast of the island and establishing the British Camp. Both camps still exist today and are protected historical sites thanks to the NPS.
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