15. Post Office Oak and Museum
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Believed to have been 270 years old when it died in 1990, this bur oak is said to have served as an unofficial post office for travelers on the Santa Fe Trail from 1825-1847.  Passing caravans could leave messages for future travelers in a cache in the base of the tree.  The tree trunk stands next to a stone building erected in 1864 for use as a brewery.  The Morris County Historical Society operates a museum in this building open Sunday afternoon in the summer and by appointment.

NL - Site on the council Grove National Historic Landmark District
NT - Listed on the National Historic Santa Fe Trail


Visit 16.
Council Oak