Linden Tree Poem
The Lynden area was originally known as Squahalish but was renamed to “Lynden” in 1873 by Phoebe Judson when the town got a post office. The name comes from Judson’s favorite poem, the Linden Tree, but she preferred the more graceful “y” in place of the “i”.
by Thomas Campbell
1 On Linden, when the sun was low,
5 But Linden saw another sight
9 By torch and trumpet fast arrayed,
13 Then shook the hills with thunder riven,
17 But redder yet that light shall glow
21 ‘Tis morn, but scarce yon level sun
25 The combat deepens. On, ye brave,
29 Few, few shall part where many meet!