Thanks to Scott Moore for this shot of the Bailey tree (one block down from us here at the Williams House) and the infamous story that goes along with it! Kate Bailey left her mark in the historic pirate town of Fernandina Beach, Florida with her elegant Victorian home. She also made a mark on the adjoining street. The ancient, majestic live oak tree that still stands in the middle of Ash Street is a testament to Kate’s will. When she learned the tree was scheduled to be cut down in order for Ash Street to be paved, legend has it that Kate sat on her porch with shotgun in hand and dared any city worker to cut down the tree.