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Monday, March 16, 2009

Local Attractions.

The Big Oak & Big Oak Cam
A massive Live Oak (Quercus Virginiana, c. 1680) with a limb span of 162 feet, the Big Oak is one of the National Live Oak Society’s original members, enrolled in 1936. President Eisenhower was so impressed with the Big Oak tree that he personally photographed it during one of his visits to Thomasville! This tree is truly a living treasure of our city’s heritage. The Big Oak is located at the Corner of Crawford and Monroe Streets.
BIG OAK CAMHave your picture taken beside the Big Oakthen visit the Big Oak Cam websiteand download, print or email your photo! A terrific Thomasville souvenir!
Directions:Step 1: Stand beside the Big Oak or the white sign in front of the tree and dial (229) 236-0053 on your cell phone. The best place to stand is under the large limb on the right side of the tree and behind the white sign. (Regular cell phone charges apply.)Step 2: Look at the camera on the telephone pole across the street and follow the instructions you hear on your cell phone. Smile big or strike a pose!Step 3: Find your picture online at! Click here to see some Big Oak Cam pictures!

Did y'all know you can do this???? One of the many ways to have Terrific Fun here in historic Thomasville!!!! I just went on the Thomasville website to see what interesting tid bits I could share about the town we call home and found this!!! It's pretty funny when you think about it. Sydney, my seven year old, loves the Big Oak for some reason, whenever she's eating broccoli and happens to find a good sized floret she says "Look I got the Big Oak". Ashley (4 years old) on the other hand is convinced that there are fairies living in the Big Oak. These will be cherished memories in years to come. Look out for our picture from the Big Oak Cam coming soon to a Blog near you!!! By the way if you check out the pictures there are always some nut jobs trying to do it in the dark!!!!

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