National Geographic : 1932 May
Photograph byJacob Gayer THE LOGAN ELM IS ASSOCIATED WITH AN IMPASSIONED INDIANOUTBURST Near or under this veteran tree, tradition says that the famous chief, Logan, in 1774, summed up hisinjuries received atthehands ofthewhites in a speech remarkable for its pathos and savage eloquence. ". . . There runs not a drop of my blood inthe veins ofany living creature. ..Who is there to mourn for Logan? Not one." The speech was made famous by Thomas Jefferson, who published itinhis"Notes onVirginia." Ithasbeen a favorite for school-boy declamation ever since. The tree is preserved in Logan Elm State Park, near Circleville.