“As I saw Franklin Street in 1912, it was a dusty red avenue cut
through a forest of magnificent trees….My first impression of
Chapel Hill was trees; my last impression is trees….It is no wonder
that Chapel Hillians are ardent tree worshippers and the symbol of the
place is Davie Poplar.”
-- Robert B. House,
Chancellor of the University of North Carolina from 1945-1957, in
B. House. The Light that Shines, Chapel Hill, 1912-1916.
Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 1964.