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An occurrence of importance is to be commemorated by the Texas Historic Nut Tree Planting Association, namely, the result of the poll conducted by the Ladies' Home Journal in 1933, to determine by popular vote the twelve women leaders of the past century in America. The result of the poll was announced in the press and commemorated at A Century of Progress Exposition in Chicago by the National Council of Women, which project.

The Texas Association will plant a memorial grove of twelve trees on the grounds of the Southern Methodist University at Dallas, in honor and memory of these twelve women, one of whom is Mary Baker Eddy. Different organizations particularly interested in some of these leaders will take charge of the trees and supply the bronze tablets marking them. As far as possible, the trees will be taken from the early homes of these women. The Christian Science Board of Directors has gladly responded to the invitation to furnish such a tree, and a small maple has recently been shipped from the girlhood home of Mrs. Eddy at Bow, New Hampshire, to be planted in the grove.

In 1936, Texas will celebrate at Dallas its historic centennial, and part of its preparation for this celebration is tree and shrub planting.

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The Lectures
December 29, 1934

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