The Old Elm Tree

During the time that General Electric operated their retreats at Association Island, meetings would be held in the shade of this enormous elm tree, seen in this post card from 1954, where executives and common workers could freely discuss the issues of the day. This is also where the Elfun Society was created as a charitable organisation of GE employees. Under the tree can be seen a large bolder with a plaque dedicated to those who fought in WWII. Disease claimed the tree in the 1970's and the fate of the bronze plaque is unknown, but today the bolder can still be seen near the shore between the marina and Conference Center.   


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