UNIVERSITY OF MONTANA
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T^HE LEGISLATURE OF THIS STATE has provided that "For the purpose of * advancing the interests of tree planting and arboriculture in this State, the second Tuesday in May is hereby designated as Arbor Day, and it is the duty of the Governor to annually make his proclamation setting apart that day for the planting of trees, and for beautifying homes, cemeteries, highways, public grounds and landscapes, and the teachers in the public schools must on that day instruct their pupils as to the importance of tree planting and give practical lessons in landscape gardening."
"In order that the children in our public schools shall assist in the work of adorning the school grounds with trees, and to stimulate the minds of the children towards the benefit of preservation and perpetuation of our forests and the growing of timber, it shall be the duty of the authorities in every public school district in this State to assemble the children in their charge on the above day in the school building or elsewhere, as they may deem proper, and to provide for and conduct under the general supervision of the city superintendent, county superintendent, teachers and trustees, or other school authorities having the general charge and oversight of the public schools in each city or district, to have and to hold such exercises as shall tend to encourage the planting, preservation and protection of trees and shrubs and an acquaintance with the best methods to be adopted to accomplish such results." I accordingly designate
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and urge a general and cheerful observance of the day.
Remembering the sad death of our late lamented President, and how well he loved the trees, and recalling the morning of his last day on earth when he pleaded with his nurses to raise the blinds that he might see the trees in their beauty, I further recommend that wherever Arbor Day ceremonies are observed pursuant to this proclamation, at least one tree be planted in memory of Ex-President McKinley.
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