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Sunday, December 8, 2013

Boy went to world war in 1914 left his bike chained to a tree

                                      
Boy went to world war in 1914 left his bike chained to a tree
 Bike left chained to tree in 1914
A boy left his bike up against the tree when he went away to War in 1914 and he never came back.

Makes the picture more poignant really ...

On Vashon Island (near Seattle, Washington), a tree grows carrying a rather unusual passenger - an old bike. Apparently some kid chained a bike to the tree decades ago and never picked it up, leaving the tree no choice but to grow around the bike.

The tree and island gained some level of notoriety when Berkeley Breathed, creator of Bloom County, wrote a children's book inspired by the bicycle eating tree entitled Red Ranger Came Calling.

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