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Eliza's Cherry Trees by Andrea Zimmerman
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Mar 29, 12

bookshelves: biography, determination, picture-book
Read in March, 2012

As a young woman growing up in the late 1800s, Eliza Scidmore had a thirst for exploration and adventure and set her mind on travel. During a trip to visit her brother abroad, she fell in love with Japan and its culture. She was determine to strengthen the ties between America and Japan and spent many years trying to persuade officials to plant Japanese cherry trees along the Potomac river. She finally succeeded and today we can all see and enjoy these beautiful trees that have become a symbol of Washington, DC.

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