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STATES AND TERRITORIES OBSERVING ARBOR DAY




STATES.

YEAR OF
FIRST
OBSERVANCE.

TIME OF OBSERVANCE.

Alabama 1887 22nd February.
Arizona 1890-91 First Friday after first of February.
California 1886  
Colorado 1885 Third Friday in April.
Connecticut 1887 In Spring, at appointment of Governor.
Florida 1886 January 8.
Georgia 1887 First Friday in December.
Idaho 1887 Last Monday in April.
Illinois 1888 Date fixed by Governor and Supt. of Public Instruction.
Indiana 1884   "         "        Superintendent of Public Instruction.
Iowa 1887   "         "                     "                "           "
Kansas 1875 Option of Governor, usually in April.
Kentucky 1886      "              "  
Louisiana 1888-9      "         Parish Boards.
Maine 1887      "         Governor.
Maryland 1889      "                "          in April.
Massachusetts 1886 Last Saturday in April.
Michigan 1885  Option of Governor.
Minnesota 1876       "             " 
Mississippi 1892       "         Board of Education. 
Missouri 1886 First Friday after first Tuesday of April.
Montana 1887 Third Tuesday of April.
Nebraska 1872 22nd of April.
Nevada 1887 Option of Governor.
New Hampshire 1886       "             "
New Jersey 1884       "             "           in April.
New Mexico 1890 Second Friday in March.
New York 1889 First Friday after May 1. 
North Carolina 1893   
North Dakota 1884 Sixth of May, by proclamation of Governor.
Ohio 1882 In April           "         "                       " 
Oregon 1882 Second Friday in April.
Pennsylvania 1887 Option of Governor.
Rhode Island 1887       "              "
South Carolina Uncertain Variable.
South Dakota 1884 Option of Governor.
Tennessee 1875 November, at designation of County Superintendents.
Texas 1800 22nd of February.
Vermont 1885 Option of Governor.
Virginia 1892  
West Virginia 1883 Fall and Spring, at designation of Supt. of Schools.
Wisconsin 1889 Option of Governor. 
Wyoming 1888      "               "
Washington 1892  

 

Only the following five states or territories fail to observe Arbor Day—Arkansas, Delaware, Oklahoma, Indian Territory, and Utah.