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'Shawshank' Tree Damaged By Storm

MANSFIELD, Ohio - A large oak tree that played a key role near the end of "The Shawshank Redemption" was heavily damaged during a storm last week.

The 1994 movie was filmed in and around the former Ohio State Reformatory in Mansfield in north-central Ohio. The tree is where Morgan Freeman's character finds money and a note left by Tim Robbins' character.

The tree was hit Friday by straight-line winds that split it down its rotted middle and took out one side, Malabar Farm State Park manager Louis Andres told the News Journal of Mansfield.

The tree near the state park is popular with tourists and is part of the local convention and visitors bureau's "Shawshank Trail" that also includes the former reformatory that closed in 1990 and is now a museum. The trail leads travelers to 12 sites where the movie was filmed.

Lee Tasseff, president of the Mansfield-Richland County Convention and Visitors Bureau, called the damage to the tree "tragic."

"It's a very sentimental part of the trail," he said.

Trail travelers can look to the left just past the state park entrance and see the site where Freeman's character walked along a hayfield and removed stones from a rock wall where the money was buried. The movie was nominated for seven Academy Awards, including best actor for Freeman and best picture.

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