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When the ferry lands, we use the wheeled carts at the dock to assist us in carrying our camping gear the short distance from the public dock to a serene spot under a gnarled Buttonwood tree, one of 16-acre Garden Key's oldest living things.
Similarly, Wall Street (the New York Stock Exchange), which was famously started under a buttonwood tree in 1792, found its first home inside the Tontine Coffee House just a few months later.
This particular buttonwood tree happened to be at 68 Wall Street in Manhattan.
The exchange was founded in 1792 when share trading began under a buttonwood tree on a block now designated as Wall Street.
Under the terms being negotiated, the New York Stock Exchange - which began in 1792 when brokers gathered beneath a buttonwood tree in lower Manhattan to trade five securities of the new nation - would still have a headquarters in Manhattan.
The Buttonwood Gathering refers to the buttonwood tree on Wall Street under which traders and speculators used to conduct their business during the 18th century.
From its formation under the Buttonwood Tree in 1792, to the establishment of the not-for-profit NYSE Regulation, Inc.