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Calaveras Big Trees Hotel built 1856 (3 views)
Haas, George F
Wirt, H. W
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California State Library
California History Section Picture Catalog
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Plates in: Guide to the Calaveras Big Trees / by George F. Haas, plate [2].
View 1 (2011-1635). Big Tree Hotel, Calaveras Grove - Calif, 63. Postcard -- view 2 (2011-1636). Shows snow-covered hotel -- view 3 (2011-1634). Calaveras Big Trees. Big Trees hotel, Buster, Big Trees dog and Bob follow. Photo by W.H. Wirt. Four feet of snow on ground.
George F. Haas was born in Westport, Mendocino County. In 1933,he hitchhiked to Calaveras Big Trees State Park where he 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.
North Grove was acquired by James L. Sperry in 1855. In Spring of 1856 he built the Big Trees Hotel or Mammoth Grove Hotels as was called in earlier days.
Nonprojected graphic
2 photographic prints ; 3 7/8 x 2 3/8 in. and 2 3/8 x 4 in.
1 photographic print (postcard) ; 3 1/2 x 5 1/8 in.
State parks & reserves--California--Calaveras County
Hotels--California--Calaveras Big Trees State Park
Snow--California--Calaveras Big Trees State Park
Calaveras Big Trees State Park (Calif.)--Photographs
Calaveras County (Calif.)--Photographs
Photographic prints
Photograph albums
Calaveras County
Calaveras Big Trees State Park
Calaveras Big Trees State Park (Calif.)
Calaveras County (Calif.)

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