Friday, March 17, 2006

Kenya's post office tree

The East African Standard in Nairobi,Kenya reports that a "post office" tree is now set to regain its significance after almost 40 years...and could become a national monument.

The 300-year old, 50-foot fig tree was used as a message drop off point by insurgents in their struggle to oust British colonists in the 1950s.

Villagers hid letters and requests for supplies in various parts of the trunk.Known as the "Kimathi Post Office," the tree is being recognized as a significant historical site.

Kenya gained its independence in 1963.

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posted by Don Schilling at 8:50 AM