Tuesday, April 3, 2012
The Cherry Tree, 6th and Charnelton, circa 1900
This shot, looking west at the intersection of 6th and Charnelton shows a massive Cherry tree reported at the time the photo was taken to have been 50 years old. It also illustrates how beautiful early Eugene really was. Nothing in this photo survives today. The near corner is now the site of Caddis Fly Shop, and the far corner once a Muffler and Brake shop is now a fast food stand called The Hunger Station. Alas, that magnificent cherry tree would now be sitting in the far left lane of traffic on 6th Street.