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Cherry Blossom Gallery - Photo 2

Cherry Blossom Gallery - Photo 2

Date of Work
April 6, 1965
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Credit
Lyndon Baines Johnson Presidential Library and Museum /National Archives and Records Administration

Cherry Blossom Gallery - Photo 2

On April 6, 1965, First Lady Lady Bird Johnson planted a new cherry tree at the Tidal Basin while Mrs. Ryuji Takeuchi, the wife of the Japanese ambassador, planted a second tree. Mrs. Johnson told those assembled, “Cherry trees . . . are an unforgettable part of everyone’s picture of Washington.”

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