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Janice Drexel Baier 

Cottonwood Park Trees


A poem on how the trees in Cottonwood Park came to be.

Someone once said, the time to plant a tree

Was at least twenty years ago

How about fifty years give or take

Is how I’ll tell you so.

It’s been 60 years for the class of ‘59

Since we kissed the Hawks good bye

But let’s go back a few more years

And I’ll explain just why.

A hero named Joe Chiesa, “Little Joe” to most

Decided to take a dirty old space

One complete with stickers and rocks

And make it a beautiful place.

He gathered up a bunch of kids

The class of ’59 was just who

“Come with me to the river,” he sai...

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