Today, no one knows the exact location of the old oak tree where McGregor preached that sermon 293 years ago. I suppose if someone had the time and energy he or she could figure where the spot is I can show them some photographs of the cairn’s picture in 1919. Please give me a buzz if you feel called to solve this historic mystery.
Rick Holmes is the official town historian of Derry and plans to hold office hours at the municipal center. He is the former chairman of the Derry Heritage Commission. Several of his books on local history are available at Mack’s Apples and Derry’s libraries.