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Pictorial History of Mississippi Trees

"Ruskin Oak, Member: Live Oak Society, circumference: 17 feet. Mississppi's Gulf coast great oaks, long a source of admiration of visitors from near and far, have no finer representative of mossy beauty than the age old live oak, at Ocean Springs, whose photograph appears above. Given it name years ago by a visiting Englishman, it has become a shrine of sorts for all literary people who visit Ocean Springs." Photograph by Mary Ethel Dismukes