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A Stroll Under the Century Tree is Said to Seal a Couple’s Love for Eternity

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Legend has it that a stroll with your sweetheart underneath the live oak tree on the campus of Texas A&M University is sure to seal your love until eternity. It’s a campus tradition, as well as superstition, that has long played a part in attracting many to the romantic sight. More than a few marriage proposals, weddings, and gatherings have occurred underneath its shade and welcoming branches.

The tree seems to invite you underneath its beautiful arches, creating a perfect scenario for you to propose to that special someone, the one you want beside you for the rest of your life. Planted around 1876, when the university was first established, the Century Tree is the oldest tree on campus, but its size isn’t what gives it the honor of being so impactful, shared www.atlasobscura.com.

A Stroll Under The Century Tree is Said to Seal a Couple's Love for Eternity

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Rumor has it that if you walk underneath its beautiful canopy of branches with the one you love, you are sure to be connected for eternity.

Believing this legend, many a couple has taken the stroll and had their marriage proposals sealed underneath the shadows of this Century Tree’s branches. On the flip side, be warned, it is said that those who walk underneath its branches alone may live on in loneliness, never to find their soul mate.

A Stroll Under The Century Tree is Said to Seal a Couple's Love for Eternity

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The Century Tree, located near the Academic building on campus, is one of the most well-kept on the grounds. Braces ensure that its largest branches don’t break.

So be forewarned the next time you’re on the campus of Texas A&M University and come across this magnificent, beautiful live oak. Admire if you will, but only walk under it if you’re with your love and wish to be eternally connected.

What are your thoughts on this legend? Do you have any stories to share of your experiences with this Aggie tradition?