Lore, no more?
As legend has it, William Penn and the Lenape Indians met under the branches of a great elm tree on the Delaware River’s edge at Shackamaxon. They talked of peace, friendship and possibly even land deals.
Truth be told, the meeting’s existence has been debated. Though the elm tree did in fact stand for many years. Nonetheless, over three centuries later, that spot, the location of Penn Treaty Park, is now officially recognized by the Registrar of Philadelphia Historic Places.
There will be a celebration at noon, today, to recognize this great achievement.