Largest sassafras tree in the USA - Owensboro, Kentucky

While not directly linked to any famous person, event, or location this tree is still very noteworthy. It is said to be the largest sassafras tree in the US and maybe in the world.

A picture of the historic marker is included which tells the story about this large tree.

Update on February 4th, 2009:
Happily, according to Keith Lawrence of the Owensboro Messenger-Inquirer the famous sassafras tree was not damaged during the recent ice storm.
The best time to plant a tree was 20 years ago. The next best time is now. ~Chinese Proverb
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