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#1 posted 01-03-2013 01:39 AM

The ancient white pines of colonial New England grew to over two hundred feet in many instances. All the great pines, two foot or more through the center, were claimed by the King by royal decree. The King’s Pines, as they were called, were to be only cut by agents of the Royal Navy for use as masts in ships of war. Needles to say, this did not sit well with the colonist who wanted the timber for themselves. Conflict over the King’s pine came long before either the Stamp Act or the Boston Tea Party.


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