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William Penn Elm William Penn signed the Treaty of Shackamaxon with the Delaware Indians underneath a huge elm.    

This treaty formalized the purchase of land in Pennsylvania. It also marked the beginning of an amicable relationship between the Quakers and the Indians that lasted for almost a hundred years.

In 1810, a storm blew the tree down. It was a grand 280 years old. Today, items made from the wood of that elm are considered valuable antiques. 

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