Republic Auction Oaks – 1969 and Present

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We received a cool photo from 1969 showing the Auction Oaks in what was the Republic Square parking lot then.  You can see that there’s precious little space around the central auction oak in the foreground.

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The Auction Oaks in 1969 in the then Republic Square Parking lot

The Auction Oaks in 1969 in the then Republic Square Parking lot

Contrast this with a photo from mid-December showing the berm removed from around the central Auction Oak.  Those 27 years as a parking lot did the Auction Oaks no favors.  Not to mention the 150 truckloads of soil from the berm surrounding the tree that we just removed in December.

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