If you need a place to take a group photo, there is a large tree near the front parking lot that makes for the perfect place to pose. The Dawn Redwood tree was once one of the most common trees on the planet. It evolved on Earth more than 65 million years ago. At one time, it was thought that this amazing tree became extinct during the Ice Age. However, seven of the trees were discovered in a remote village in China. According to Beth Ogle, a family friend had brought six of these trees back from Washington in the late 1950s. He gave her one to plant in her front yard. Once standing at just over two feet tall, it has now grown to the amazing 80-foot landmark of The Peddler Steakhouse.