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terry sanders says...

On 02/22/11
at 09:04 PM

There is also the wooden pulpit at East Williamson Baptist Church located in Williamson, which is made of the Mingo Oak and has been there for over 70 years. There have been thousands of sermons preached from this pulpit made from the Mingo Oak.

Douglas Wood says...

On 02/22/18
at 07:38 AM

The article states that the Mingo Oak had a dbh of 8 feet, yet the image clearly shows that the diameter at a height of 4.5 feet (dbh, probably the tops of the heads of the medium-sized children) is more like 6 feet. Indeed, in 1938, the circumference was measured at 4.5 feet height and found to be 19 feet and 9 inches. Diameter was then calculated by dividing the circumference by pi, which gave nearly 6.3 feet (75 inches) as the dbh. A 1938 newspaper article transcription you can view is at http://www.wvculture.org/history/parks/mingooak02.html It gives the dbh as 6 feet 3 inches.


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