Oak and North American History
The White House, also known as the White House, is the residence and office of the president of the United States. It was officially named "White House" by President Theodore Roosevelt in 1902. The White House, owned by the National Park Service, is part of the presidential park. The White House was not called the White House a long time ago, but it was called the "presidential palace". On July 16, 1790, the United States Congress passed legislation to establish a permanent capital of the United States on the Potomac River. It authorized George Washington, then president of the United States, to choose the address of the capital. After the site was chosen, James hoben, a famous Irish American architect, was in charge of the design. His design adopts the residential form of the British Isles. On October 13 of the same year, the United States Freemasonry and the District Commissioner of Colombia jointly built and officially laid the foundation for the White House. Huo ban is responsible for commanding the site construction. Although the president of the United States is only the head of one of the three major branches of power of the federal government, he is usually the most remarkable person, so everything related to him will arouse people's interest. The president's desk is one of them. Most modern presidents chose the Oval Office on the West Wing of the White House as their main office location, which is also a place with high exposure, so it is important to set what kind of desk. For historical reasons, the president now has only four desks to choose from in the Oval Office: the resolve desk, the Theodore Roosevelt desk, the Wilson desk and the C & O desk. At the junction of 32 r street in the old urban area of Washington, there is a small house on the outside, but there is "Dumbarton oak garden" which can be called the treasure of the American capital. Oak Island, also known as Oak Island, is a tiny island in the east of Canada and North America. It is about 1.2km long and 800m wide at the widest place. It is the size of a medium-sized stadium in total. The name comes from the fact that there used to be a big oak tree on the island. Although there are no oaks there today, the name "Oak Island" has remained.
Oak and American Spirit
On April 15, 1912, a luxury ship, Titanic, carrying 1316 passengers and 891 crew members, collided with an iceberg and sank. The shipwreck is considered to be one of the ten disasters in the 20th century. After 73 years, the wreck of the Titanic was found at the bottom of the North Atlantic Ocean two and a half miles away. When people retrieved the wreck, they were surprised to find that the beam used by the ship was made of American red oak. What's more, the beam of the oak was not damaged after being washed and soaked in the sea water. Looking at the intact beam, the old one The pomp is breathtaking.Open the scroll of history, more about the legendary history of American red oak is fascinating:
Oak is one of the oldest tree species on the earth. The oldest living creature on the earth is an old oak tree from California, USA, 13000 years old. When human beings are complacent about its birth for 5 million years, the oak with 60 million years family history has quietly influenced the land of Europe and America. It has been popular for more than one thousand years and ten million years.
In the United States, wood is a part of people's life. Most of the houses except the high-rise buildings are made of wood structure, let alone the interior decoration. Therefore, trees play a very important role in American life. There are many tree species, which are indispensable for home decoration in the United States, such as cherry wood, such as American plain wood, such as American red oak, among which red oak is the most widely used and representative. If we say that red oak of the United States only attracts the global attention with its profound cultural background, it is too one-sided. For ordinary consumers, the fundamental reason is the excellent performance and quality of red oak itself.
Oak and American Style
When it comes to oak tree, we can't help but see the impressive twelve oak manor in gone with the wind. It symbolizes the classic manor life in North America and is the ideal home of Margaret, the author and many Americans. As "gone with the wind" said: Twelve oak Manor "luxury and pride, represents a class and a way of life.". 12 tall and luxuriant oak trees, white and magnificent wooden houses, ladies and gentlemen, fine wine and champagne, singing and dancing A poetic and picturesque gathering life of the upper class in the south of the United States in the 19th century. It is dreamily and truly staged in the Twelve Oaks manor. People of the upper class express or show off their taste and nobility here. Twelve Oaks manor is the epitome of American upper class life in the 19th century. In fact, oak has a long history with the classic American rural life. The United States is one of the largest oak producing areas in the world. The oak forests are widely distributed in the east of the Mississippi River. Along the Appalachian Mountains, from Alabama in the south to the Great Lakes in the north, the whole oak producing area is about 45 million hectares. At present, oak has become the national tree of the United States, not only because it is the most widely distributed hardwood broad-leaved tree in the United States, but also because the height is between 10 and 40 meters, and the life span can reach hundreds of years, such as the cloud covered oak gives people good associations. In the United States, oak is the traditional consumption and best-selling wood species. Its heavy and hard, wear-resistant, anti warping outstanding material, can make it become the upper material of the whole cabinet, furniture, oak barrel, ship, floor, etc. In particular, oak floor is very popular in the United States, and it has almost become a synonym for the best floor, because it, like the American character, is free and bold, which makes people return to the natural and classic American rural life.
If you've heard the old song "tie a yellow ribbon around the old oak tree", the song "going home" by Sophie Zelmani, the story of flowers by Faye Wong, and the old Japanese movie "happy yellow handkerchief", you must know that the prototype of these songs and films comes from a love story spread among American people It's a story about love and waiting. On October 14, 1971, the New York Post published a story about a silent man on a long-distance bus who had just left prison and wrote to his wife before his release: if she had another home, he would not blame her; if she still loved him and wanted him to go back, he would tie a yellow ribbon on the old oak tree in the town; if there was no yellow ribbon, he would follow Go by car, never disturb her. The car is almost at its destination. People in the car are sitting by the window and looking out. Only this man dare not look. He is afraid that he may be disappointed if he comes face to face. All of a sudden, the whole car was boiling: from afar, dozens of yellow ribbons were hung on the old oak tree at the entrance of the town......