Who Knew? Climatron Was Constructed Around MOBot's Existing Palm Trees

Categories: History
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Framework for the Climatron rises around the garden's existing palm trees in 1959.
Each week publishers bombard Riverfront Times with dozens of books that we will never read. Once in a great while, though, one of those unsolicited tomes will sit on a desk long enough for someone to actually pick it up. Such was the case last week when we received (and actually flipped through!) a copy of Missouri Botanical Garden.

There, by golly, on page 100 was something we never knew. MOBot's famed Climatron was built around existing palm trees! Unfortunately, the story does not have a happy ending. Not for the trees anyway.

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