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Title
[The Big Stump] (8 views)
Contributor
Haas, George Frederick, 1906-1978
Wirt, W. H., Mrs
Salton, Robert
Date Created and/or Issued
[between 1933 and 1935]
Contributing Institution
California State Library
Collection
California History Section Picture Catalog
Rights Information
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Description
Plates in: Guide to the Calaveras Big Trees / by George F. Haas, plates [28-29].
View 1 (2011-1589). The Big Stump, one of the worlds largest trees -- view 2 (2011-1590). Man atop stump -- view 3 (2011-1591). Closer view -- view 4 (2011-1592) -- view 5 (2011-1593). July 1933, first picture taken of Big Stump after removal of old pavilion which crashed under heavy snows of Jan. 1933. "Mrs. W. H. Wirt on Big Stump. Photo taken by G.F. Haas from top of log. Diameter of stump is 24 feet" - handwritten on verso -- view 6 (2011-1594). July 1933. "Charles Giddens, Robert Mossberg, Arthur Jennings. Big Stump and log, Calaveras Big Trees State Park. Photo by G.F. Haas" - handwritten on verso -- view 7 (2011-1595). May 1933 showing wreckage of pavilion. "George Haas and the butt log of the big stump, Calaveras Grove of Big Trees. Log is 15' long, 14' across small end and 24 feet across big end. Photo, 10 seconds exposure by Mrs. W.H. Wirt" - handwritten on verso -- view 8 (2011-1596). July 1933. "The Big Stump at Calaveras Big Tree Grove. Photo by Robert Salton" - handwritten on verso.
George F. Haas was born in Westport, Mendocino County. In 1933, hitchhiked to Calaveras Big Trees State Park where was employed. By 1934 became head park ranger, serving until 1935. While working here, compiled history from original settlers to region into book, Guide to the Calaveras Big Trees.
Type
image
Format
Photographs.
Nonprojected graphic
Extent
7 photographic prints ; 2 1/2 x 4 1/8 in. and 4 1/8 x 2 3/8 in.
1 photographic print (postcard) ; 3 1/8 x 5 1/2 in.
Identifier
(C)001443590CSL01-Aleph
Language
English
Subject
Haas, George Frederick,, 1906-1978--Photographs
State parks & reserves--California--Calaveras County
Giant sequoias--California--Calaveras Big Trees State Park
Pavilions (Facilities)--California--Calaveras Big Trees State Park
Tree stumps--California--Calaveras Big Trees State Park
Calaveras Big Trees State Park (Calif.)--Photographs
Calaveras County (Calif.)--Photographs
Photographic prints
Photograph albums
Place
California
Calaveras County
Calaveras Big Trees State Park
Calaveras Big Trees State Park (Calif.)
Calaveras County (Calif.)

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