Creator

Stuart McDonald

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Publisher

Grand Forks Herald

Creation Date

12-5-1961

Description

Cartoon depicts Alan Webster chopping down a tree as hornets, "Public Opinion," swarm around him. Following a year long battle to save two trees, which stood on the south side of the Dacotah Hotel for more than sixty years, the trees were cut down by the Grand Forks Street Department on orders of City Manager Alan Webster and with the consent of Grand Forks Mayor Nelson A. Youngs. The city maintained that the trees were a "traffic hazard" and since located on public property constituted a nuisance.

Alternative title: Knocked Down a Beehive

Subject

Cartoons (Commentary); Political cartoons

Places Depicted

North Dakota--Grand Forks

Organizations Depicted

Dacotah Hotel (Grand Forks, N.D.)

People Depicted

Young, Nelson A.

Rights

Elwyn B. Robinson Department of Special Collections, Chester Fritz Library, University of North Dakota

Keywords

Dacotah Hotel, Grand Forks, ND, Alan Webster, Trees, Mayor Nelson A. Youngs, Public opinion, City managers, Men, Bees, Axes, Trees--conservation, Agriculture--Economic aspects

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