This weekend, we lost a literal giant. The giant sequoia known as the iconic Pioneer Cabin Tree fell after the storm. The grove of giant sequoias in Calaveras county, now Big Trees State Park, is the oldest tourist attraction in the state. One way of emphasizing the size of the trees was by tunneling through them to allow carriages, and later cars, to pass through. The "Pioneer Cabin" was one of several such redwoods in the state. This postcard from Yosemite Valley, circa 1908, shows a horse-drawn buggy about to pass through one. 🌲 #MuseumofUs #PioneerCabinTree #BigTrees #GiantSequoia #CalaverasBigTrees #CaliforniaHistory #Yosemite
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