I love going by the campus to see this miraculous tree which has so much history. It has managed to survive through many devestating hurricane's .It is four and a half centuries old.It is said to have been growing when Christopher Columbus sailed for the Americas.If only the friendship oak could talk,imagine the lessons it could teach?In 1968 when I attended school there, it was said that if you stood under the tree with a friend your friendship would last forever.I can tell you they are still having reunions for gulf park college and many women meet there to join friends and celebrate. All visit The Friendship Oak ,some pocketing a few acorns for remembrances of friendships past and present.I'm sure many more students on the University of Southern Miss,at Gulf Park will continue to revisit their campus and frienship Oak.
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