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  Important Historic Note
The Charter Oak tree was so named due to local lore stating Connecticut's Royal Charter of 1662 was hidden in the famous tree in 1687 to prevent it from being taken by Governor General Edmund Andros. The tree was blown over in a severe storm on August 21, 1856. Due to its importance to the local community, a large funeral service was held at which Samuel Colt’s band played dirges in its honor.

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