December 27, 2010

Oldest Tree in Bob Woodruff Park, Plano

One has to learn how to market from Americans. Post World War II these people have mastered and fine tuned the art of selling that they can sell deep freezer to an eskimo, oil to the Arab Shiekhs, Yoga and Ayurvedic treatments to Hindus, et al.

During a recent visit to Bob Woodruff Park in Plano, TX I chanced upon this tree with a board in front which proudly stated that this tree existed when the American Constitution was written. I don't know how it matters to anyone that some tree in some corner of Texas existed when the American constitution was written. Texas was not even a part of the United States at that time. Texas joined the Union on December 29, 1845, as the 28th state while the US Constitution was written and adopted on September 17, 1787.

By placing this plaque the parks and recreation department of Plano city is trying to entice public to visit and take pictures in the park so business can be generated and tourism revenues can be enhanced. Well... great indeed... good marketing plan. Wish everyone in the world did something like this and generated revenue for their communities.

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