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It’s not easy for us who live in heavily landscaped urban areas to remember a time when magnificent trees on the rolling North Texas prairie were the source of stories and legends.
Through present-day footage and the use of historical photographs, moving images and sound, Million Dollar Monarch tells the story of a beautiful 143-year-old pecan tree that was once a landmark on the Preston Trail.
Today, the pecan presides over a busy intersection in Highland Park, surrounded by the noise of modern life. But for those who know its secrets, the tree offers a glimpse of history — and of the way nature quietly reflects the promise of life.
Copyright 2010 David Anthony Alvarado