Thursday, September 9, 2010
Bill Mead Oak Tree, by Whitman Bailey
A long time ago a massive oak tree once graced the landscape in front of the Mead home located where Cos Cob Elementary School is today. The drawing featured here is by Whitman Bailey of the "Bill Mead Oak." No one recalls when the tree came down, though it reputedly happened during a hurricane. The tree was so large that a large section of the trunk was hollow, allowing people to actually go inside. The date of this drawing, allegedly from a photograph, is 1930.
William H. Mead is interred in the family cemetery off Relay Place and the Cos Cob Mill Pond.