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At the base of the tree were spring violets. The house was originally finished in oak, black walnut, and poplar, not because it was foreseen that these woods would be fashionable many years later, but because they stood on the actual site of the dwelling, and had to be gotten out of the way to make room for it. The house at first stood in an almost unbroken forest. The lawn surrounding it has, until this day, always remained unbroken by the plow just like when the Indians rambled over it.
Greene County, Ohio