Original caption: A distinguished group of Massachusetts Leaders visited the President at the White House to invite him to the dedication of the Washington Elm Memorial in Cambridge, Massachusetts, July 3. Model of the memorial is shown in front of President Truman. The famous elm tree under which General George Washington took command of the American Revolutionary Forces 175 years ago is the one being memorialized. Left to right are; Rep. John F. Kennedy (D. Mass); Mayor Edward A. Crane of Cambridge, presenting the President with a portion of the Famous tree; Frank H. Townsend, of the town's Chamber of Commerce; Frank A. Boland, chairman of the Washington Elm Committee; and Col. john B. Atkinson, city Manager of Cambridge.
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