Washington Bicentennial Tree
Location: University of Reno Campus; Reno, Nevada
Dedicated: April 1932
Marker Significance: The Norway Spruce was planted on the University of Nevada campus by the Nevada Sagebrush Chapter between Lincoln Hall and then Artemisia Hall overlooking Manzanita Lake. The marker was placed as part of the George Washington Bicentennial program, and the marker was made by local boy scouts.
Directions: The tree is south of Lincoln Hall and the plaque is a substantial brass marker on a concrete base. The tree itself is between 75 and 100 feet tall. What is south of the tree (and north of Manzanita Lake) is now the Jot-Travis Student Union, so it appears that Artemesia Hall was torn down to make room for the student union. By the fall of 2008 there will be a new student union, so campus buildings are only temporary sites. To find the plaque, park in the Jot-Travis Student Union parking lot just off Virginia Street. Walk north. White Pine Hall faces Virginia Street by the overhead crosswalk. Immediately east of White Pine Hall and North of Jot-Travis is Lincoln Hall. As you see Lincoln Hall on your left, just across the drive on your right, you see the huge Washington Centennial Tree with the plaque on the ground in front of it. (The plaque is on the ground, northwest of the base of the tree.)