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Portrait of First Lady Helen Herron Taft, 1909.

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现在当我们想到华盛顿特区的春天时,第一个出现在脑海里的图象应该是花朵盛开的樱花树。这些树木已经成为观光客对这个成是印象最深刻的景象之一。西元1912327日,第一夫人海伦.黑隆.塔夫特 (Helen Herron Taft) 和日本大使次恩塔 (Viscountess Chinda)的夫人在华盛顿的波多马克潮汐湖 (Potomac Tidal Basin) 北岸种下两棵吉野樱桃树以象征两国之间的情谊。你知道当时一共种植了多少棵樱桃树吗?

Today, when we think of Washington, D.C., in the springtime, one of the first images that comes to mind is the cherry trees in full bloom. These trees have become one of the most impressive tourist attractions in the city. On March 27, 1912, First Lady Helen Herron Taft and the wife of the Japanese ambassador, Viscountess Chinda, planted two Yoshino cherry trees on the northern bank of the Potomac Tidal Basin in Washington. How many more cherry trees do you think were planted at that time?

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