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Fairmount Park's WWI Memorial Grove

Saving Hallowed Ground met last week with representatives from Philadelphia's Parks & Recreation Department to discuss a new partnership centered around the World War I Memorial Grove in the Belmont Plateau section of Fairmount Park. Initially planted shortly after the conclusion of the Great War, the World War I Grove is one of many memorial trees and groves planted to commemorate the service and sacrifices made to the war effort. With more than 300 trees dedicated in the original plan, this memorial grove is likely one of the largest of its kind. Saving Hallowed Ground Board Member, librarian, and genealogist Barbara Selletti found the article above, from 1921, which discusses the initial

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