Cherry Capital of the World
In recognition of its central location in the largest concentration
of quality black cherry timber in the world, Kane was officially
proclaimed the "Black Cherry Capital of the World."
Kane is surrounded on three sidesNorth, South and Westby the
Allegheny National Forest, the only U.S. National Forest that
consistently shows a profit from its timber management practices.
The official proclamation reads as follows:
Proclaiming Kane, Pennsylvania, as the "Black Cherry Capital
of the World."
WHEREAS, Kane is located in the rural Allegheny region of northwestern
Pennsylvania, a region with more than 80% of its land covered
by forests; and
WHEREAS, The Allegheny region is an incredibly rich area, producing
nearly one-third of the Commonwealth's hardwood; and
WHEREAS, The economy of communities such as Kane thrives on the
timber industry, and
WHEREAS, Kane is a close-knit, family-oriented community with
enormous pride in its hard-working people; and
WHEREAS, The Allegheny region is centered around Kane and is responsible
for producing one-fourth of the black cherry grown in the United
WHEREAS, The black cherry flourishes on the hillsides surrounding
Kane where the trees grow larger, more densely and of a higher
quality than in any other part of the country; and
WHEREAS, Buyers from Europe and the Far East have been known to
select trees only from specified hillsides in the Kane area to
insure the highest standard of quality, citing this black cherry
as the finest in the world; therefore be it
RESOLVED, That the House of Representatives proclaim Kane,
Pennsylvania, as the "Black Cherry Capital of the World."
Fittingly, the Black Cherry Forest Subdivision of large, forested
residential lots is centrally located in the heart of these black
cherry forests on the northeastern edge of Kane, the Black Cherry
Capital of the World.
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Page created 5/7/97.