In response to the historic stock price mention in the last post, I received a link to this History of Wall Street
BTW a bit of trivia: Most of you know that the NYSE was basically started with the Buttonwood Agreement. What type of tree is a buttonwood?
Yes, the Sycamore. The nickname was earned because of the seeds that look like buttons.
A few links
Ohio State Forestry, TreeTotem (which suggests that Plato taught under a Buttonwood tree!), Eastern Tennessee Arboretum, and finally the USDA.