There’s No Other Historical Landmark In Austin Quite Like This 500-Year-Old Tree

As you drive along Baylor Street, you may notice an unassuming tree surrounded by a chain link fence. Well, it may not look like much now, but this resilient tree has been in the middle of some fascinating historical events. The stories are full of intrigue and mystery. There’s no other historical landmark in Austin quite like this 500-year-old tree.

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