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Mitchell Monument - Shrapnel Tree
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When a Japanese balloon bomb exploded at this site, Elsie Mitchell and her Sunday School class of five children, out on an early spring fishing outing, were killed.  They were the only World War II casualties to occur on the North American continent as a result of enemy action.  Standing as a silent witness to the tragedy, this Ponderosa pine still shows signs of shrapnel damage from the explosion and from efforts to remove the shrapnel fragments.

From: Oregon Heritage Tree plaque.

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Uploaded: 26/04/2012
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