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Penn Society Obelisk
* Monument to William Penn
plants (on plaque),
symbolic wampum belt (on plaque)
born 1644 died 1718
of William Penn and the Indian Natives
While other colonies were in conflict and in great distress
with the Indians, William Penn through his philosophy of
social justice and peace, engaged their friendship and goodwill.
Here is the site of the great treaty of amity between
William Penn and the Indians which was held in November, 1682
for the purpose of establishing a permanent friendship.
The treaty is thought to have been held under the great
elm tree, which was blown down by heavy winds on Saturday
night, March 3, 1810.
The leaves on the seal represents the great elm, and the
Wampum-belt represents the great treaty of amity.
* Penn Treaty Park.
Delaware and Marlborough.
* 39.966700,-75.128150 [map]
* On the Kensington tour
* See also:
+wikipedia.org's William Penn page
+Friends of Penn Treaty Park
+Penn Treaty Park Historical Plaques