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Pangborn-Herndon Memorial Site

The Pangborn-Herndon Memorial Site is a monument in East Wenatchee, dedicated to Clyde Pangborn and Hugh Herndon, Jr. the two men who made the first non-stop flight across the Pacific Ocean. They departed from Misawa, Japan, on October 4, 1931, they landed near this site 41 hours later; the memorial is northeast of East Wenatchee and it consists of a 14-foot-high, 14-ton basalt column atop a concrete base. The column is topped by 36-inch wings made of aluminum; this was in an unincorporated area in 1931, but the town of Wenatchee, was nearby. It was Mr. Pangborn's home town. Young, Don. Adventure Guide to the Pacific Northwest, Hunter Publishing, Inc

Sedum dendroideum

Sedum dendroideum known as the tree stonecrop or the false hens-and-chickens, is a shrub-like perennial plant that looks much like its Sempervivum look-alike. Native to Mexico, Sedum dendroideum plant thrives in warm, arid climates, as well as in cooler climates, it has been naturalized to California, Ohio. Due to their appearance and hardiness, like many plants in the sedum family, tree stonecrop are cultivated as garden plants. In winter, its leaves turn red. In traditional Brazilian medicine, the fresh juice from the leaves of the tree stonecrop plant is used for the treatment of gastric and inflammatory disorders. In 2005, a medical research paper was released studying its uses, finding it had antinociceptive and anti-inflammatory effects in mice. Media related to Sedum dendroideum at Wikimedia Commons Data related to Sedum dendroideum at Wikispecies Drought Smart Plants Sedum dendroideum